Information About

Puffin Island

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 43' 43" N,
135 ° 59' 59" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Elevation

154 ft (46.94 m)

Uses

Puffin Island in Detail.

About

on E side of Glacier Bay, 14 mi. N of Strawberry I., St. Elias Mts.

History

So named in 1948 by Board on Geographic Names (BGN) "because it is a nesting place for puffins"; U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1940 proposed the name "Cliff Island" because of the bold cliff on the north shore.