Information About

Evans Island

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 3' 19" N,
148 ° 5' 19" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Elevation

1148 ft (349.91 m)

Uses

Evans Island in Detail.

About

extends NE-SW at SW end of Prince William Sound, between Prince of Wales Passage on W and Elrington and Latouche Passages on E, 10 mi. SE of Chenega, Chugach Mts. 12 miles long.

History

Named in 1918 by US@C&GS for Admiral Robley Evans, U.S. Navy (USN), 1846-1912, "who many years before, as Captain, had policed the Alaska Sealing grounds." U. S. Grant, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), reported the local name of this island as "Hoodoo," a name shown on Federal maps for many years. However, it was found that many mariners feared to approach the island because of its name, which prompted the proposal to commemorate Admiral Evans.