Information About

Bligh Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Bligh Island on The Map

Location

60 ° 50' 7" N,
146 ° 45' 56" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City

Valdez

Length

4.5 mi (7.24 km)

Elevation

1217 ft (370.94 m)

Bligh Island in Detail.

About

at N entrance to Port Fidalgo, 40 mi. NW of Cordova, Chugach Mts.

History

This island was examined by Joseph Whidbey under Captain Vancouver, Royal Navy (RN), on June 11, 1794. It was perhaps named by him or Vancouver for William Bligh, 1754-1817, Royal Navy (RN), the master of His (Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) Resolution on Captain James Cook's third voyage (Vancouver, 1798, v. 3, p. 163). This is the same Captain Bligh associated with the famous mutiny of the HMS Bounty in 1789.