Poison Cove

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 Alaska

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  • Location: 57 ° 31' 11" N, 135 ° 35' 14" W
  • Region: Sitka
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7 mi. S of Hoonah Sound, on S coast of Chichagof I., 22 mi. SE of Chichagof, Alex. Arch.

History
Named in 1869 by Commander Meade, U.S. Navy (USN), and published by US@C&GS in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 163). This name was given because "near here 150 Aleuts were killed in 1799 from eating poisonous mussels."

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