Halibut Point

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 57 ° 5' 58" N, 135 ° 23' 48" W
  • Region: Sitka
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  • Elevation: 36 ft (10.97 m)

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4 mi. NW of Sitka, on NW coast of Baranof I., Alex. Arch.

History
This is an 1882 translation by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) of the name given in 1809 by the Russian navigator Ivan Vasiliev the first, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN); reported by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 19), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "M(ys) Paltusey." The name "Mys Peschanyy," meaning "Sandy Cape," was published for this point in 1848 by the Russian Hydrographic Dept. on Chart 1397.

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