Information About

Lincoln Island

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 29' 41" N,
134 ° 59' 40" W

Region

Juneau

Length

4.7 mi (7.56 km)

Elevation

184 ft (56.08 m)

Uses

Lincoln Island in Detail.

Getting There


First get to Juneau. From Juneau go up Glacier Highway to Amalga Harbor. From Amalga Harbor boat across Favorite Channel past the north end of Shelter Island.

About

trending NW, in Lynn Canal just S of its junction with Favorite Channel, 24 mi. NW of Juneau, Alex Arch.


Lincoln Island sits between Lynn Canal Favorite Channel. Lincoln Island consist of gravel and cobble beaches, rocky beaches, and a sandy beach with good access is located on the south end. Lincoln Island is exposed to the winds and waves of Lynn Canal.

Lincoln Island is larger and well forested with spruce and hemlock. The island is home to deer. Otter, beaver, bald eagles, willow ptarmigan and other critters make their way to the island as well.

Picnicking, camping, and hunting are all permitted on the island.

History

Named in 1868, by Commander R. W. Meade, U.S. Navy (USN), presumably for Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States; published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 194).

Naming

Lincoln Island was named in 1868 by Commander R.W. Meade, USN, presumably for Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865), 16th President of the USA. It was first published by the USC&GS in the 1883 Coast Pilot.

Places Near Lincoln Island
Archipelagos:

Barlow Islands,

Bars:

Cohen Reef, Eagle Reef, Faust Rock, Favorite Reef, Poundstone Rock, Vanderbilt Reef,

Basins:

Cottrell Basin, Yankee Basin,

Bays:

Adams Anchorage, Amalga Harbor, Barlow Cove, Boat Harbor, Bridget Cove, Eagle Harbor, Echo Cove, Halibut Cove, Hand Trollers Cove, Howard Bay, Huffman Harbor, Lincoln Anchorage, Pearl Harbor, Saint James Bay, Shelter Cove, Yankee Cove,

Beaches:

The Sand Beach,

Capes:

Point Whidbey, Point Bridget, Barlow Point, Danger Point, False Point Retreat, Point Howard, Piling Point, Point Retreat, Saint James Point, Symonds Point,

Channels:

Favorite Channel, Lynn Canal, North Pass, Saginaw Channel,

Islands:

Aaron Island, Barlow Island, Benjamin Island, Bird Island, Cohen Island, Gull Island, Hump Island, Kishbrock Island, Lincoln Island, Little Island, Lynn Brothers, Lynn Sisters, Mab Island, North Island, Ralston Island, Sentinel Island, Shelter Island, Strauss Rock,

Lakes:

Salt Lake, Shelter Lake, Teardrop Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Golub, Lone Mountain, Thane Mountain,

Parks:

Saint James Bay State Marine Park, Shelter Island State Marine Park,

Rivers:

Eagle River, Herbert River,

Streams:

Bessie Creek, Boulder Creek, Canyon Creek, Cordwood Creek, Cowee Creek, Davies Creek, Peterson Creek, Shrine Creek, South Fork Cowee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek,

Routes:

Amalga Trail, Bessie Creek Trail, Davies Creek Trail, Herbert Glacier Trail, Point Bridget Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Yankee Basin Trail,

Cities:

Dobson Landing, Saint Terese,