Information About

Murder Cove

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 1' 45" N,
134 ° 33' 20" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Uses

Murder Cove in Detail.

About

on S tip of Admiralty I., 11 mi. SE of Baranof, Alex. Arch.

History

Named presumably by Commander R. W. Meade, U.S. Navy (USN), in 1869 because "traders occasionally anchor here and one small party, while asleep on the beach, were murdered by natives, their boat rifled and bodies left to be destroyed by wild animals." (U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1883, p. 131).