Information About

Whidbey Passage

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 36' 50" N,
136 ° 11' 50" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Uses

Whidbey Passage in Detail.

About

along the W shore of Glacier Bay, in Glacier Bay National Monument, E of Fingers Bay, 40 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1942 for Joseph Whidbey, Master of the Discovery, and one of Captain George Vancouver's principal assistants, who landed at the mouth of Glacier Bay in 1794.