Alargate Rocks

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 55 ° 30' 57" N, 133 ° 26' 27" W
  • Region: Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)
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  • Elevation: 16 ft (4.88 m)


extend 1,100 ft. in Portillo Channel, on NW coast of San Fernando I.; Alex. Arch.

named in 1923 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS). Spanish "alagar," meaning "to sheer off"; Baker (1906, p. 568) published the name "Sheer-off-there Rock." "Alargate Alla," meaning "give this a wide berth," was published next to this feature on maps of the 1779 expedition of Ignacio Arteaga (Wagner, 1937, p. 373). made by the navigator Francisco Antonio Maurelle.



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