Lincoln Island

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 58 ° 29' 41" N, 134 ° 59' 40" W
  • Region: Juneau
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  • Length: 4.7 mi (7.56 km)
  • Elevation: 184 ft (56.08 m)

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Getting There

First get to Juneau. From Juneau go up Glacier Highway to Amalga Harbor. From Amalga Harbor boat across Favorite Channel past the north end of Shelter Island.

About
trending NW, in Lynn Canal just S of its junction with Favorite Channel, 24 mi. NW of Juneau, Alex Arch.

Lincoln Island sits between Lynn Canal Favorite Channel. Lincoln Island consist of gravel and cobble beaches, rocky beaches, and a sandy beach with good access is located on the south end. Lincoln Island is exposed to the winds and waves of Lynn Canal.

Lincoln Island is larger and well forested with spruce and hemlock. The island is home to deer. Otter, beaver, bald eagles, willow ptarmigan and other critters make their way to the island as well.

Picnicking, camping, and hunting are all permitted on the island.

History
Named in 1868, by Commander R. W. Meade, U.S. Navy (USN), presumably for Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States; published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 194).
Naming

Lincoln Island was named in 1868 by Commander R.W. Meade, USN, presumably for Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865), 16th President of the USA. It was first published by the USC&GS in the 1883 Coast Pilot.

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