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Found on Topo Maps:

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Naked Island, Alaska

Coordinates:
60 ° 40' 0" N, 147 ° 25' 8" W

Borough:
Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Elevation:981 ft / 299 m

Getting There

You can boat there from Valdez or charter a helicopter out of Valdez.

About

Naked Island is a large island slightly west and in the center of Prince William Sound.

Naming: Naked Island was named in 1898 by Captain William Ralph Abercrombie, USA, who applied the name to a group of three islands. F. C. Schrader USGS, reported in 1900 the largest of the three islands as Naked Island. The smaller two were recorded as Peak Island and Storey Island

Then sometime later the government actually recorded that John Goodell of Valdez, claimed "the islands are called 'Naked,' so it is said, from the fact that the natives once found on them a naked woman, who was crazy." But likely that's just remote Alaskan's having fun and telling stories.

Naked island appears to be the Isla Larga named by the 1779 Don Ignacio Arteaga expedition.