Information About

Port Banks

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Port Banks on The Map

Location

56 ° 35' 4" N,
134 ° 59' 51" W

Region

Sitka

Uses

Port Banks in Detail.

About

S part of Whale Bay, on SE coast of Baranof I., Alex. Arch. 0.7 mile wide.

History

Named on June 23, 1787, by Captain George Dixon for Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society (Wagner, 1937, p. 375). Capt Tebenkov (1852, map 8), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN) published the name "Z(aliv) Zakrytoy" meaning "closed bay, " for this feature.