Ankau Head

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 59 ° 32' 44" N, 139 ° 48' 31" W
  • Region: Yakutat
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on S shore of Monti Bay, 1.4 mi. SE of Point Carrew and 2.7 mi. W of Yakutat, Malaspina Coastal Plain;

Name derived from The Ankau and published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1898. Captain Alessandro Malaspina, in 1791, called it "Punta Gorda," i.e. "massive point."



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