Information About

Catherine Island

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 22' 34" N,
134 ° 53' 45" W

Region

Sitka

Elevation

1122 ft (341.99 m)

Uses

Catherine Island in Detail.

About

Located off the northeast coast of Baranof Island, 22.5 km (14 mi) north of Baranof, Alexander Archipelago. 10 miles long.

History

Named in 1935 byU.S. Forest Service (USFS)for Catherine I (Martha Skavronskaya), 1684-1727, Empress and Tsarina of Russia, 1725-27, who financed and encouraged Vitus Bering in his early explorations of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska.