Information About

Cape Douglas

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Cape Douglas on The Map

Location

58 ° 51' 8" N,
153 ° 16' 56" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Nearest City

Port Lions

Elevation

102 ft (31.09 m)

Cape Douglas in Detail.

About

South of the entrance to Sukoi Bay, on the NE coast of Alaska Peninsula, in Katmai National Monument, 33 mi SE of Augustine Island, Aleutian Range.

History

Name given by Captain Cook (1785, p385), Royal Navy (RN), on May 25, 1778. He wrote, "This promontory I named Cape Douglas in honor of my very good friend, Dr. [John] Duglas, canon of Windsor." Wagner (1937, p384) says, "in reality he [Cook] considered the two-headed mountain to be the cape as he was at some distance from it ." Baker (1906, p. 224): "The native name is given as Kuluak, Koukhat, and Kuchat."

Places Near Cape Douglas
Bars:

Douglas Reef,

Bays:

Cook Inlet, Sukoi Bay,

Capes:

Cape Douglas,

Glaciers:

Spotted Glacier,

Islands:

Shaw Island,