Information About

Cook Inlet

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Cook Inlet on The Map

Location

58 ° 56' 31" N,
153 ° 11' 8" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Nearest City

Port Lions

Cook Inlet in Detail.

About

Located west of Kenai Peninsula, extends southwest 220 miles from Anchorage to its junction with Shelikof Strait at Barren Is., Aleutian Range. 30 miles wide.

History

Named by the Earl of Sandwich for Captain James Cook, 1728-79, Royal Navy (RN), who explored and mapped the region in 1778. Captain George Vancouver called it "Cooks Inlet" (Wagner, 1937, p. 382). The inlet was recorded as "Zaliv Kenayskoy" or "Kenay (Kenai) Bay" by Sarichev (1826, map 3).

Cook Inlet Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Cook Inlet.

Places Near Cook Inlet
Bars:

Douglas Reef,

Bays:

Cook Inlet, Sukoi Bay,

Capes:

Cape Douglas,

Islands:

Shaw Island,