Information About

Point Latouche

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 54' 12" N,
139 ° 37' 41" W

Region

Yakutat

Elevation

16 ft (4.88 m)

Uses

Point Latouche in Detail.

About

E point between Disenchantment and Yakutat Bays, 25 mi. N of Yakutat, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named in 1794 by Lieutenant Peter Puget Royal Navy (RN), (in Vancouver, 1798, v.3, p.224), undoubtedly for Admiral Latouche-Treville, French naval commander (Wagner, 1937, p. 394) during the French Revolution and later under Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1791, Captain Malaspina (Galiano, 1802, map 9) named it "Punta de la Esperanza." meaning "point of hope, " alluding to his hope of finding the Northwest Passage at the end of Yakutat Bay.