Information About

Cornwallis Point

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Cornwallis Point on The Map

Location

56 ° 55' 60" N,
134 ° 16' 9" W

Region

Petersburg (CA)

Elevation

118 ft (35.97 m)

Uses

Cornwallis Point in Detail.

About

NE point of entrance to Saginaw Bay, on N coast of Kuiu I., 42 mi SE of Sitka Alex. Arch.

History

Named by Captain Vancouver, Royal Navy (RN), on August 9, 1794, "no doubt in honor of Charles, Lord Cornwallis, first marquess and second earl" (Wagner, 1937, p. 382).