Mount Burkett

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 Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Location: 57 ° 10' 21" N, 132 ° 18' 3" W
  • Region: Petersburg (CA)
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  • Elevation: 9462 ft (2884.02 m)

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About
1.5 mi. W of Alaska-Canada boundary, 6 mi. NE of Devils Thumb and 116 mi. E of Sitka, Coast Mts.

History
Named by Julian D. Sears, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for Lieutenant Eugene F. Burkett, U.S. Navy (USN), a member of the Alaskan Aerial Survey Expedition of the Navy Department in 1926 and second in command of the Alaska Aerial Survey Detachment in 1929; Burkett was killed in an airplane crash in 1930.

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