Information About

Barrier Island

Quick Facts

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Location

56 ° 13' 0" N,
133 ° 40' 0" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Length

2 mi (3.22 km)

Elevation

59 ft (17.98 m)

Uses

Barrier Island in Detail.

About

at N point of entrance to Shakan Bay, on NW coast of Prince of Wales I., Alex. Arch. 2 miles long.

History

Descriptive name given by W. H. Dall, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), who reported "a number of rocks and two large islands connected by a reef, covered at high water, giving the appearance of two islands" (U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1883, p. 102).