Information About

Venisa Point

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Venisa Point on The Map

Location

58 ° 18' 37" N,
136 ° 50' 1" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Elevation

584 ft (178 m)

Uses

Venisa Point in Detail.

About

in Glacier Bay National Monument, 0.8 mi. E of Sugarloaf I. and 53 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts

History

So named Garnet Point by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1926, because the rocky face of the point is studded with small particles resembling garmets. The name was changed , in 1929 to the Russian word for garnet (venisa) "in order to eliminate dulpication."