Arrecife Islands

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 55 ° 26' 55" N, 133 ° 24' 40" W
  • Region: Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)
  • Uses:
  • Length: 0.5 mi (0.8 km)


extend E of Arrecife Point, on SE coast of Lulu I., Alex. Arch.

The descriptive term "El Arrecife," meaning "the reefs," was applied to these islands in 1775-79 by Don Juan de la Bodega y Quadra and Francisco Antonio Maurelle. The Islands were formally named "Arrecife Islands" in 1923 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS).



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