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Ballena Islands

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55 ° 28' 9" N,
133 ° 11' 48" W


Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)


0.8 mi (1.29 km)


Ballena Islands in Detail.


two, extend 0.8 mi., between Bucareli and San Alberto Bays, 1.4 mi. SW of Craig, Alex. Arch.


Spanish word meaning "whale" applied in 1897 as "Balena" by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN). Named "los Mondragones" in 1799 by Don Juan de la Bodegay Quadra and Francisco Antonio Maurelle "Mondragon is a (Spanish) family name***" (Wagner, 1937, p. 473). They were called "Balaena Rocks" and included in the "Fish Egg Islets" of Lieutenant Commander Nichols (U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), 1891, p.121), U.S. Navy (USN). See Fish Egg Island.

Places Near Ballena Islands

Witness Rocks,


Alberto Islands, Arrecife Islands, Blanquizal Islands, Prince of Wales Archipelago,


Alberto Reef, Balandra Shoal, Ballena Island Shoal, Fern Reef, Fish Egg Reef, Klawock Reef, Larzatita Island Reef, Parida Island Reef, Saint Ignace Rock, San Christoval Rock,


Port Bagial, Port Caldera, Port Dolores, Port Estrella, Port Refugio, Port Saint Nicholas, Adrian Cove, Big Bay, Bucareli Bay, Crab Bay, Doyle Bay, Klawock Inlet, Salt Lake Bay, San Alberto Bay, Shelter Cove, Shinaku Inlet, Trocadero Bay,


Point Miliflores, Point Miraballes, Point Polocano, Point Providence, Point Saint Sebastian, Point San Pasqual, Point Santa Lucia, Point Santa Rosalia, Point Amargura, Point Arucenas, Point Batan, Point Bocas, Point Cangrejo, Point Cuerbo, Point Espada, Point Eugenia, Point Ildefonso, Point Iphigenia, Point Lomas, Agueda Point, Blanquizal Point, Bobs Point, Canoe Point, Cape Cambon, Cape Empinado, Cape Flores, Cape Suspiro, Cemetery Point, Diamond Point, Entrance Point, Fern Point, Palisade Point, Perlas Point, Punta de los Almos, Punta De los Islotillos, Punta Gorda, Punta Maria Antonia, Punta Noriega, Punta Palmito, Point San Antonio, Silvester Point, Sword Point, Tranquil Point, Turn Point, Point Verde,


Cruz Pass, North Entrance, San Christoval Channel, South Entrance, Tlevak Narrows, Ulloa Channel, Ursua Channel,


Craig, Klawock,


Craig Water Supply Dam, Klawock Dam, Waterfall Dam,


Abbess Island, Balandra Island, Ballena Islands, Block Island, Bush Islets, Cabras Islands, Canas Island, Catalina Island, Clam Island, Cole Island, Coronados Islands, Craig Island, Cruz Islands, Culebrina Island, Fish Egg Island, Hermanos Islands, Isla Buen Ayre, Joe Island, Klawock Island, Ladrones Islands, Larzatita Island, Madre de Dios Island, Meares Island, Midway Island, Palisade Island, Parida Island, Peratrovich Island, Piedras Island, Rancheria Island, Ridge Island, Rosary Island, San Adrian Island, San Clemente Island, San Fernando Island, San Juan Bautista Island, San Juanito Island, Santa Lucia Island, Shaft Rock, Shelikof Island, Sombrero Island, Suemez Island, Toti Island, Tuft Rock, Ulloa Island, Unlucky Island, Verde Island, Wadleigh Island, Wadleigh Rock, The Witnesses,


Big Salt Lake,


Bautista Peak, Sunny Hay Mountain,

Mountain Passes:

Canoe Pass,


Arroyo Blanco, Crab Creek, Halfmile Creek, Shinaku Creek, Threemile Creek,


Canoe Point Trail,