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Eliza Harbor

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57 ° 12' 3" N,
134 ° 17' 18" W


Hoonah-Angoon (CA)


Eliza Harbor in Detail.


on SE coast of Admiralty I., 26 mi. SE of Angoon, Alex. Arch. 7 miles long.


Discovered in 1799 by "Mr. Bumstead" of the fur trading ship Eliza, out of Boston, commanded by "Captain Rowan." Mr. Bumstead, with members of the crew in a whale boat, "finally * * * got in and opened a fine harbor, completely land-locked, which, as our Indian navigator informed us had no name, we called Eliza Harbour, in compliment to our ship." (U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), 1883, p. 130).