Revillagigedo Island

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 55 ° 38' 3" N, 131 ° 17' 51" W
  • Region: Ketchikan Gateway
  • Uses:
  • Elevation: 3258 ft (993.04 m)
  • Part of: Alexander Archipelago


Between Prince of Wales Island and the Mainland, Alex. Arch.
Pronounced Rah-villa-gi-gay-doh.

Named August 13, 1793, by Captain Vancouver, Royal Navy (RN), for Don Juan Vicente de Guemes Pacheco de Pedilla, Count of Revilla Gigedo and Viceroy of Mexico, 1789-94. "He (Vancouver) was no doubt influenced by the fact that Caamano the year before had given the name to an adjoining channel" (Wagner, 1937, p. 405).



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