Information About

Point Fortaleza

Quick Facts

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Location

55 ° 17' 32" N,
133 ° 35' 41" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Elevation

118 ft (35.97 m)

Uses

Point Fortaleza in Detail.

About

Located at the S point of the entrance to Fortaleza Bay, on the SE coast of Baker Island, Alex. Arch.

History

The name "Punta de la Forteleza" or "stronghold point" was given by Francisco Antonio Maurelle who discovered it on May 18, 1779. This was "no doubt a settlement of Indians on top of the high rock near Punta San Bartolome [Cape Bartolome], described by Mourelle [sic] in his journal" (Wagner, 1937 p. 388-389).

Places Near Point Fortaleza
Areas:

Twin Rocks,

Archipelagos:

Arrecife Islands,

Bars:

Labandera Rock, Rana Reef, Saint Ignace Rock, Sucia Ledge,

Bays:

Port San Antonio, Port Asumcion, Port Dolores, Port Mayoral, Port San Antonio, Port Santa Cruz, Aguada Cove, Arena Cove, Bucareli Bay, Fortaleza Bay, Indiada Cove, Kelly Cove, Siketi Sound, Thimble Cove, Veta Bay,

Capes:

Point Marabilla, Point Maria, Point Quemada, Point Remedios, Point Rosary, Point Saint Boniface, Point Saint Isidor, Point Saint Thomas, Point Caponeta, Point San Francisco, Point San Jose, Point San Leonardo, Point San Rafael, Point San Roque, Point Santa Rosa, Point Santa Theresa, Point Alonzo, Point Arboleda, Point Arucenas, Point Barrigon, Point Capones, Point Caracol, Point Cocos, Point Cosinas, Point Cruz, Point Espada, Point Falfan, Point Fortaleza, Point Fula, Point Gorda, Point Isleta, Amarilla Point, Arrecife Point, Arrecite Point, Canal Point, Cape Bartolome, Cape Chirikof, Cape Felix, Granite Point, Mineral Point, Outer Point, Pepper Point, Punishment Point, Reef Point, Saint Nicholas Point, Siketi Point, Silvester Point, Sword Point, Triste Point, Veta Point,

Channels:

Paloma Pass, Port Real Marina, Portillo Channel, Saint Nicholas Channel,

Hills:

Isidor Hill,

Islands:

Arboles Island, Arcada Rock, Baker Island, Bibora Island, Cabras Islands, Cone Island, Coposo Island, Cristina Island, Gaviota Islets, Gaviota Rock, Indiada Island, Isleta, Lulu Island, Muerta Island, Noyes Island, Pigeon Island, Pine Island, Saint Ignace Island, San Clemente Island, San Francisco Island, Santa Rita Island, Sola Rock, Triste Island, Ubi Island,

Lakes:

Lake Fortaleza,

Mountains:

Esmeralda Mountain, Fawn Mountain, Mount Miramar, Pimenta Mountain,

Ridges:

Fortaleza Ridge,

Rivers:

Rio de la Aguada,

Streams:

Arroyo Blanco,