Information About

Greely Point

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 12' 48" N,
134 ° 4' 50" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

282 ft (85.95 m)

Uses

Greely Point in Detail.

About

on E shore of Taku Inlet near its mouth in Stephens Passage, 14 mi. SE of Juneau, Coast Mts.

History

Named in 1890 by Lieutenant Commander H. B. Mansfield, U.S. Navy (USN), for General Adolphus Washington Greely, 1844-1935, USA, who was a major during the Civil war and commanded the ill-fated International Polar Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay in 1881-1884. He was awarded several medals from American and European geographical societies for his achievements. He was also an author of several books on Alaska and the polar regions. Name was published by US@C&GS in the 1891 Coast Pilot (p. 153).

Places Near Greely Point
Bars:

Cherokee Flats, Grizzly Bar, Oozy Flats,

Bays:

Doty Cove, Fool Inlet, Green Cove, Limestone Inlet, Scow Cove, Slocum Inlet, Suicide Cove, Sunny Cove, Taku Harbor, Taku Inlet,

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, Split Thumb Icefall,

Islands:

Grand Island, Marmion Island,

Lakes:

Annex Lakes, Bart Lake, Lake Dorothy, Glory Lake, Lieuy Lake, Loon Lakes, Oona Lake, Taku Lake, Turner Lake,

Mountains:

Annex Peak, Arthur Peak, Butler Peak, Clark Peak, Everett Peak, Fillmore Peak, Hawthorne Peak, Irving Peak, Limestone Bluffs, Middle Peak, North Rhine Peak, South Rhine Peak, Steeple Peak, Taku Mountain, Thoroughfare Mountain, True Summit, Webster Peak, West Peak, Williams Mountain,

Parks:

Taku Harbor State Marine Park,

Ridges:

Annex Ridge, Hawthorne Ridge, Powerline Ridge, Sol Thumb, The Thoroughfare, Twin Summit Ridge,

Rivers:

Salmon Fork, Taku River,

Streams:

Annex Creek, Carlson Creek, Davidson Creek, Dorothy Creek, Dupont Creek, Gold Fork, Grindstone Creek, Limestone Creek, Little Sheep Creek, Rhine Creek, Sheep Fork, Turner Creek,

Valleys:

Goldstein Gulch, Marmot Valley, Roberts Gulch,

Cities:

Sikanasankian (historical), Taku Harbor,

Waterfalls:

Grindstone Falls,