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Point Banks

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58 ° 37' 59.002" N,
152 ° 18' 56.002" W


Kodiak Island

Nearest City


Point Banks in Detail.


on NE coast of Shuyak I., 51 mi. N of Kodiak I.


Discovered by Captain Cook (1785, v. 2, p. 385), RN, on May 25, 1778, and named for Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820, English naturalist (Wagner, 1937, p. 375). The Russian Hydrographic Dept. transliterated the name in 1847 and published it as "M(ys) Banks" on Chart 1378. The Russian-American Company did likewise in 1849 and Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 22), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), published the name "M(ys) Benks."