Information About

Point Macartney

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 1' 28" N,
134 ° 2' 34" W

Region

Petersburg (CA)

Elevation

62 ft (18.9 m)

Uses

Point Macartney in Detail.

About

between Frederick Sound and Keku Strait, on NW coast of Kupreanof Island, 38 mi. SE of Angoon, Alex. Arch.

History

Named in 1794 by Captain Vancouver (1798, v. 3, p. 292) for George, Earl Macartney, English Governor of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean and later Governor of Madras, India (Wagner, 1937, p. 395). It was discovered in 1794 by James Johnstone, a member of Captain Vancouver's party. Macartney, Nglish Governor of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean and later Governor of Madras, India (Wagner, 1937, p. 395). It was discovered in 1794 by James Johnstone, a member of Captain Vancouver's party.