Information About

Benjamin Island

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 33' 44" N,
134 ° 54' 38" W

Region

Juneau

Length

1.5 mi (2.41 km)

Elevation

105 ft (32 m)

Uses

Benjamin Island in Detail.

Getting There

Benjamin Island is closest to Juneau. From Juneau go up Glacier Highway cross over Eagle River and the highway starts to hug the shore. Right before it breaks from the shore there's a parking lot on the water side. Canoes and kayaks can put in there. Depending on the boat and tide you might* be able to launch some boats there. Otherwise your beset best is to put in at Amalga Harbor.

About

off E shore of Favorite Channel, 25 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts. 1.5 miles long.

Benjamin Island sits in Favorite Channel. Three gravel beaches are on the south end of the island. A good access beach sits on the northeast side of the island. The island has a spruce/hemlock forest.

Some of the rocky edges of Benjamin Island are used as a haulout for Stellar sea lions. Eagles, black oystercatchers, and other birds also frequent the island.

History

Named in 1880 by CAPT. L. A. Beardslee, U.S. Navy (USN), who visited the area that year.

Naming: Named by Captain L. A. Beardslee, USN, in 1880.

Places Near Benjamin Island
Archipelagos:

Barlow Islands,

Bars:

Cohen Reef, Eagle Reef, Faust Rock, Favorite Reef, Poundstone Rock, Vanderbilt Reef,

Basins:

Cottrell Basin, Yankee Basin,

Bays:

Adams Anchorage, Amalga Harbor, Barlow Cove, Berners Bay, Bridget Cove, Eagle Harbor, Echo Cove, Halibut Cove, Hand Trollers Cove, Huffman Harbor, Indian Cove, Lena Cove, Lincoln Anchorage, Pearl Harbor, Shelter Cove, Tee Harbor, Yankee Cove,

Beaches:

The Sand Beach,

Capes:

Point Saint Mary, Point Bridget, Barlow Point, Cove Point, False Point Retreat, Inspiration Point, Point Lena, Point Louisa, Point Retreat, Point Stephens,

Channels:

Favorite Channel, Lynn Canal, North Pass, Saginaw Channel,

Cliffs:

The Breadline,

Islands:

Aaron Island, Barlow Island, Benjamin Island, Bird Island, Coghlan Island, Cohen Island, Gull Island, Hump Island, Indian Island, Kishbrock Island, Lincoln Island, Little Island, Lynn Sisters, Mab Island, North Island, Ralston Island, Sentinel Island, Shelter Island, Strauss Rock,

Lakes:

Antler Lake, Peterson Lake, Salt Lake, Shelter Lake, Windfall Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Adolph Knopf, Auke Mountain, Thane Mountain,

Parks:

Auke Recreation Area, Shelter Island State Marine Park,

Rivers:

Eagle River, Herbert River,

Streams:

Bessie Creek, Boulder Creek, Canyon Creek, Cordwood Creek, Cowee Creek, Davies Creek, Goose Creek, Lena Creek, Peterson Creek, Sawmill Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, South Fork Cowee Creek, Tee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek, Windfall Creek,

Routes:

Amalga Trail, Bessie Creek Trail, Davies Creek Trail, Herbert Glacier Trail, Point Bridget Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Yankee Basin Trail,

Valleys:

Prairie Basin,

Cities:

Amalga (historical), Auke (historical), Dobson Landing, Fairhaven, Lena Beach, Saint Terese, Tee Harbor,