Mount Davidson

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 55 ° 7' 0" N, 160 ° 3' 0" W
  • Region: Aleutians East
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on S side of Sanborn Harbor, Nagai I., Shumagin Is., Aleutian Range

Named in 1872 by W. H. Dall for George Davidson, 1825-1911. Davidson was born in England and came to the United States in 1832. He joined U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1845 and was in charge of the Pacific Coast area from 1868 to 1895. He made reconnaissance studies in Alaska in 1867 and 1869 and his notes were the basis of the first Alaska Coast Pilot in 1869. He also made a number of charts which were published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1869 under the title "Harbor Charts of Alaska." Davidson was professor of astronomy, geodesy, and geography at the University of California from 1870 to 1911.



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