Revillagigedo Island

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

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Between Prince of Wales Island and the Mainland, Alex. Arch.

History
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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