Information About

Akusha Island

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 18' 14" N,
133 ° 39' 12" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Length

0.5 mi (0.8 km)

Elevation

49 ft (14.94 m)

Uses

Akusha Island in Detail.

About

largest of The Five Fingers, in Stephens Passage, 70 mi. NE of Sitka, Coast Mts. 0.5 mile wide.

History

Tlingit Indian name, reported to mean thumb, published in 1923 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS); so called because the island occupies the position of the thumb in The Five Fingers.