Information About

Auke Bay

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 22' 3" N,
134 ° 40' 40" W

Region

Juneau

Width

3 mi (4.83 km)

Uses

Auke Bay in Detail.

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About

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.


History

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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Pictures of, from, or near Auke Bay.

Places Near Auke Bay
Bars:

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

Basins:

Lower Basin, Middle Basin,

Bays:

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,

Beaches:

Young Beach,

Capes:

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,

Channels:

Favorite Channel, Saginaw Channel,

Cliffs:

The Breadline,

Dams:

Nugget Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

Herbert Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier,

Hills:

Pederson Hill, Tolch Rock,

Islands:

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,

Lakes:

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

Mountains:

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,

Parks:

Auke Recreation Area, Shelter Island State Marine Park,

Ridges:

Heintzleman Ridge, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers,

Rivers:

Eagle River, Herbert River, Mendenhall River,

Streams:

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,

Routes:

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,

Valleys:

Mendenhall Valley, Prairie Basin,

Cities:

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