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Auke Bay

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58 ° 22' 3" N,
134 ° 40' 40.001" W



Nearest City



3 mi (4.83 km)

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Located off the west coast of Mendenhall Penininsula, just northeast of Coglan Island, 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Juneau, Coast Mountains. 3 miles wide.


Name reported by Spencer and Wright (1906, pl37), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The name is from the Auk Tlingit Indians, who occupied the north end of Admiralty Island, Douglas Island, and the mainland from Juneau, north to Berners Bay It is said the Indians derived their name from the work "Ak!u" meaning "little lake." It was one of the few Indian names in this area retained by the miners (Dearmond, 1957, p6).

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Birds Sighted Here

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Common Murre, Surf Scoter, Surfbird, Glaucous-winged Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, American Crow, Marbled Murrelet, Arctic Tern, Common Gull, Pine Siskin, Bald Eagle, White-winged Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Herring Gull, Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Black Oystercatcher, Harlequin Duck, Black Turnstone, Pacific Loon, White-winged Crossbill, Pigeon Guillemot, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Long-tailed Duck, Rock Sandpiper, Canada Goose, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Turnstone, California Gull, American Wigeon, Pelagic Cormorant, Bufflehead, Red-necked Phalarope, Black-legged Kittiwake, Barn Swallow, Green-winged Teal, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Shoveler, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Varied Thrush, Horned Grebe, Spotted Sandpiper, Red Crossbill, Song Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, Kittlitz's Murrelet, Steller's Jay, Black Scoter, Anna's Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Least Sandpiper, Common Loon, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, Greater Scaup, Hooded Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Eurasian Collared Dove, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Iceland Gull, Yellow-billed Loon, Great Blue Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Violet-green Swallow, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pacific Wren, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Trumpeter Swan, Vaux's Swift, American Coot, Semipalmated Plover, Wandering Tattler, Lesser Yellowlegs, Parasitic Jaeger, Red-throated Loon, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Downy Woodpecker, Merlin, Western Wood-Pewee, Purple Martin, Brown Creeper, American Dipper, Pine Grosbeak, Rustic Bunting, Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Rock Pigeon

Places Near Auke Bay

Auke, Fish Creek,


Battleship Reef, Cohen Reef, Dornin Rock, Eagle Reef, Favorite Reef, George Rock, Gibby Rock, Horse Shoal, Mendenhall Bar,


Lower Basin, Middle Basin,


Adams Anchorage, Admiralty Cove, Amalga Harbor, Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Barlow Cove, Crab Cove, Eagle Harbor, Fritz Cove, Funter Bay, Halibut Cove, Huffman Harbor, Indian Cove, Lena Cove, Pearl Harbor, Smugglers Cove, Tee Harbor, Young Bay,


Eagle Beach, Young Beach,


Auke Cape, Barlow Point, Entrance Point, False Arden, Point Hilda, Hut Point, Indian Point, Inner Point, Inspiration Point, Point Lena, Point Louisa, Mansfield Peninsula, Mendenhall Peninsula, Middle Point, Outer Point, Piling Point, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Point Stephens, Sunny Point, Symonds Point, Point Young,


Favorite Channel, Saginaw Channel,


The Breadline,


Nugget Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,


Herbert Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier,


Pederson Hill, Tolch Rock,


Aaron Island, Battleship Island, Bird Island, Coghlan Island, Cohen Island, Colt Island, Douglas Island, Gauge Island, Gull Island, Horse Island, Indian Island, Kishbrock Island, Ledge Island, Portland Island, Scull Island, Shaman Island, Shelter Island, Spuhn Island, Star Rock, Strauss Rock, Suedla Island,


Auke Lake, Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Peterson Lake, Salt Lake, Shelter Lake, Windfall Lake,


Mount Anderson, Auke Mountain, Mount Ben Stewart, Bullard Mountain, Mount Ernest Gruening, Glacier Grub Tower, Green Mountain, Lone Mountain, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, Mount Robert Barron, Saddle Mountain, Snowy Mountain, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Mount Troy, Mount Wrather,


Auke Recreation Area, Shelter Island State Marine Park,


Heintzleman Ridge, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers,


Eagle River, Herbert River, Mendenhall River,


Admiralty Creek, Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Boulder Creek, Cove Creek, Duck Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Fowler Creek, Goat Creek, Goose Creek, Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Lake Creek, Lemon Creek, Lena Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Peterson Creek, Peterson Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, Steep Creek, Switzer Creek, Tee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,


Amalga Trail, Bear Creek Trail, Herbert Glacier Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Yankee Basin Trail, Young Lake Trail,


Mendenhall Valley, Prairie Basin,


Auke Bay, Dobson Landing, Fairhaven, Lemon Creek, Lena Beach, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, Saint Terese, Tee Harbor, Vanderbilt Hill,