Information About

Heather Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Heather Island on The Map

Location

60 ° 58' 23" N,
147 ° 2' 29" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Elevation

112 ft (34.14 m)

Uses

Heather Island in Detail.

About

in Columbia Bay, just S of terminus of Columbia Glacier, 57 mi. NE of Whittier, Chugach Mts. 3 miles long.

History

Named by members of the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899; "so named because heather, a species of heath (Calluna Vulgaris), grows on the island."