Information About

Cape Ommaney

Quick Facts

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Location

56 ° 10' 2" N,
134 ° 40' 10" W

Region

Sitka

Elevation

26 ft (7.92 m)

Uses

Cape Ommaney in Detail.

About

southern tip of Baranof I., 4.5 mi. SSW of Port Alexander, Alex. Arch.

History

Named in 1789 by James Colnett, English fur trader. La Perouse called it "Tschirikow," for Captain Alexie Ilich Chirikov, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), the Russian navigator who he thought landed in this area July 1741. Captain Alessandro Malaspina, in 1791, called it "Punta Oesta de la Entrada del Principe," meaning "West Point of the Prince's Entrance." In 1796-99 local traders called it "Menzie's Cape;" Captain U. F. Lisianski called it "South Cape" in 1804.