Information About

Vanderbilt Point

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 18' 30" N,
135 ° 43' 10" W

Region

Haines

Elevation

16 ft (4.88 m)

Uses

Vanderbilt Point in Detail.

About

on E bank of Chilkat River, 3 mi. W of the summit of Tukgahgo Mtn. and 18 mi. SW of Skagway, St. Elias Mts

History

Named in 1880 by the U. S. Navy for Captain J. M. Vanderbilt, captain of the trading steamer Favorite; the name was published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 198 and pl. 1819). It is apparently equivalent to the Russian name Provortni.