Information About

Krishka Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Krishka Island on The Map

Location

56 ° 36' 14" N,
134 ° 59' 35" W

Region

Sitka

Elevation

43 ft (13.11 m)

Uses

Krishka Island in Detail.

About

in Whale Bay, off SE coast of Baranof I., Alex. Arch.

History

Russian word, "kryshka" meaning "cover," given in 1925 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) because the island closes the entrance to Kritoi Basin. The descriptive name "Cone Island" was used for this island in 1924 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) because of "its marked resemblance to an inverted cone, when seen from the northwestward."