Information About

Bishop Point

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 12' 13" N,
134 ° 9' 5" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

72 ft (21.95 m)

Uses

Bishop Point in Detail.

About

at S end of Taku Inlet, on Stephens Passage, 4.8 mi. SE of Dupont and 12 mi. SE of Juneau, Coast Mts.

History

This point of land was named "Point Salisbury" in 1794 by Captain Vancouver (1798, v. 3, p. 278), RN, for the Bishop of Salisbury. W. H. Dall, changed the name to Bishop Point in 1883 because the name "Point Salisbury" was accidently transferred on Vancouver's chart to another point 3 miles to the west. Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 8), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), located the point in the right place, but all other charts took the location from the Vancouver chart.

Places Near Bishop Point
Bars:

Cherokee Flats, Grizzly Bar, Oozy Flats,

Basins:

Silverbow Basin,

Bays:

Doty Cove, Fool Inlet, Green Cove, King Salmon Bay, Limestone Inlet, Oliver Inlet, Scow Cove, Slocum Inlet, Suicide Cove, Sunny Cove, Taku Harbor, Taku Inlet,

Beaches:

Ready Bullion Beach,

Capes:

Arden Point, Bishop Point, Circle Point, Cooper Point, Cove Point, Davidson Point, False Arden, Flat Point, Grave Point, Greely Point, Icy Point, Jaw Point, Point Salisbury, Southeast End, Station Point, Stockade Point, Taku Point, Tantallon Point, Tantallon Point,

Dams:

Annex Lakes Dam, Taku Cannery Dam,

Glaciers:

Dead Branch Norris Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Quartz Glacier, Split Thumb Icefall,

Hills:

Jamestown Hill, Taku Hill,

Islands:

Grand Island, Marmion Island,

Lakes:

Annex Lakes, Bart Lake, Lake Dorothy, Glory Lake, Lieuy Lake, Taku Lake,

Mountains:

Annex Peak, Arthur Peak, Bulger Hill, Butler Peak, Clark Peak, Deadview Peak, Gastineau Peak, Groundhog Hill, Hawthorne Peak, Irving Peak, Limestone Bluffs, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McDonough Peak, Middle Peak, Mineral Hill, North Rhine Peak, Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Roberts Peak, Scorpion Peak, Sheep Mountain, South Rhine Peak, Split Thumb, Steeple Peak, Taku Mountain, Thoroughfare Mountain, Topless Peak, True Summit, Vesper Peak, West Peak, West Summit, Williams Mountain,

Parks:

Oliver Inlet State Marine Park, Taku Harbor State Marine Park,

Ridges:

Annex Ridge, Gold Ridge, Hawthorne Ridge, Juneau Ridge, Powerline Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge, Sheep Creek Divide, Sol Thumb, The Thoroughfare, Twin Summit Ridge,

Rivers:

King Salmon River, Salmon Fork,

Streams:

Annex Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Bullion Creek, Carlson Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Davidson Creek, Dorothy Creek, Dupont Creek, Falls Creek, Gold Fork, Granite Creek, Grindstone Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Ice Creek, Limestone Creek, Little Sheep Creek, Lurvey Creek, Nevada Creek, Ready Bullion Creek, Rhine Creek, Sheep Creek, Sheep Fork, Turner Creek,

Valleys:

Arctic Gulch, Crooked Gulch, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Glacier Basin, Goldstein Gulch, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Lurvey Basin, Marmot Valley, Nugget Gulch, Prospect Gulch, Quartz Gulch (historical), Roberts Gulch, Sheep Creek Basin, Specimen Creek, Spring Gulch, Timber Gulch,

Cities:

Sikanasankian (historical), Taku Harbor, Thane, Treadwell (historical),

Waterfalls:

Alaska Chief Falls, Grindstone Falls, Lost Rocker Falls, Suicide Falls,