Information About

Kosciusko Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Kosciusko Island on The Map

Location

56 ° 2' 31" N,
133 ° 32' 19" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Elevation

1096 ft (334.06 m)

Uses

Kosciusko Island in Detail.

About

extends NE-SW Separated from Prince of Wales I. by El Capitan I., W of Clarence Strait, Alex. Arch.

History

Named in 1879 by W. H. Dall, US@C&GS probably for Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura Kosciusko, 1746-1817, a Polish citizen who joined the American Revolutionary Army in 1776 as a volunteer and was appointed an engineer with the rank of colonel, later to become a major general.