Information About

Juneau Island

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 16' 33" N,
134 ° 22' 57" W

Region

Juneau

Uses

Juneau Island in Detail.

About

in Gastineau Channel, 2 mi. SE of Juneau, Coast Mts.

History

Local name derived from the nearby city name. Name first appeared in 1881 when N. B. Lazard located a mining claim on the island, which he called Juneau Island. The name was published by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1904. After 1900 the island was frequently called Mayflower Island, but the origin of this name is unknown. In 1912 at the first session of the Alaska Legislature a memorial was introduced by Rep. William Stubbins of Douglas "that a grant be made of the said island to the Town of Douglas, Alaska, for and to be used by the general public as a park and that the name of said island be changed to Mayflower Island." The memorial was passed but was ignored by Congress. It is believed to be the only Alaska Legislative memorial concerning an Alaska place name (DeArmond, 1957, p. 28).

Places Near Juneau Island
Areas:

Gull City,

Bars:

Cherokee Flats,

Basins:

Evergreen Bowl, Last Chance Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Silverbow Basin, Upper Basin,

Bays:

Admiralty Cove, Doty Cove, Green Cove, Oliver Inlet,

Beaches:

Ready Bullion Beach, Young Beach,

Capes:

Arden Point, Cove Point, False Arden, Point Hilda, Icy Point, Inner Point, Norway Point, Point Salisbury, Southeast End, Sunny Point, Tantallon Point, Tantallon Point, Point Young,

Channels:

Gastineau Channel,

Cities:

Juneau,

Cliffs:

Two Echo Cliffs,

Dams:

Douglas Island Reservoir Dam, Nugget Creek Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

Dead Branch Norris Glacier, Death Valley Branch Norris Glacier, Leaking Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Middle Branch Norris Glacier, Norris Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier, Split Thumb Icefall,

Hills:

Court House Hill, Jamestown Hill, Starr Hill, Taku Hill,

Islands:

Douglas Island, Juneau Island, Marmion Island,

Lakes:

Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Young Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Anderson, Mount Ben Stewart, Mount Bradley, Bulger Hill, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Clark Peak, Deadview Peak, Eagle Peak, Gastineau Peak, Glacier Grub Tower, Groundhog Hill, Hawthorne Peak, Mount Juneau, Mount Maria, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McDonough Peak, McGinnis Mountain, Middle Peak, Mineral Hill, North Nugget Spire, North Rhine Peak, Nugget Mountain, Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Roberts Peak, Saddle Mountain, Scorpion Peak, Sheep Mountain, South Rhine Peak, Spencer Peak, Split Thumb, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Thoroughfare Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Mount Troy, True Summit, Vesper Peak, West Peak, West Summit, Mount Wrather,

Parks:

Oliver Inlet State Marine Park,

Mountain Passes:

Igloo Pass,

Ridges:

Annex Ridge, Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Gold Ridge, Hawthorne Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Juneau Ridge, Nugget Towers, Powerline Ridge, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge, Sheep Creek Divide, Sol Thumb, The Thoroughfare, Twin Summit Ridge,

Rivers:

Salmon Fork,

Streams:

Admiralty Creek, Arastra Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Bullion Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Duck Creek, Dupont Creek, Eagle Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Gold Fork, Granite Creek, Grant Creek, Grindstone Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Ice Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Kowee Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Little Sheep Creek, Lurvey Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Nevada Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Paris Creek, Ready Bullion Creek, Rhine Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Sheep Creek, Sheep Fork, Snowslide Creek, Steep Creek, Stink Creek, Switzer Creek, Vista Creek,

Routes:

Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Mount Roberts Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, West Glacier Trail, Young Lake Trail,

Valleys:

Arctic Gulch, Crooked Gulch, Death Valley, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Glacier Basin, Gold Creek Valley, Goldstein Gulch, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Impregnable Basin, Lurvey Basin, Marmot Valley, Nugget Gulch, Prospect Gulch, Quartz Gulch (historical), Roberts Gulch, Sheep Creek Basin, Snowslide Gulch, Specimen Creek, Spring Gulch, Timber Gulch,

Cities:

Douglas, Fish Creek (historical), Lemon Creek, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, New Boston (historical), Sikanasankian (historical), Starr Hill, Thane, Treadwell (historical), Tsantikihin (historical), Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,

Waterfalls:

Alaska Chief Falls, Ebner Falls, Grindstone Falls, Lost Rocker Falls, Suicide Falls,