Information About

Dok Point

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 15' 57" N,
135 ° 36' 12" W

Region

Haines

Uses

Dok Point in Detail.

About

on N bank of Chilkat River, 3 mi. NW of McClellan Flats and 17 mi. SW of Skagway, Coast Mts.

History

This is a contracted form of the Tlingit Indian name "dokhaku," formed by the words "dok" meaning "cottonwood" and "haku" meaning "point of land." The Indian name is also sometimes given as "doq xaku." The shortened form of the name was given by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1922.