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Rancheria Island

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55 ° 25' 39" N,
133 ° 5' 17.002" W


Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Nearest City


Rancheria Island in Detail.


between Port Saint Nicholas and Trocadero Bay, on W coast of Prince of Wales I., Alex. Arch.


Named "La Rancheria," meaning "the settlement," by Francisco Antonio Maurelle on "May 31, 1779,* * * because there was a stockade on it." He found it uninhabited by with a number of good houses (Wagner, 1937, p. 404). In 1923 the name was formally applied to this island by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS); its location was previously not clearly defined, and the name was in limited use.

Places Near Rancheria Island

Alberto Islands, Lively Islands, Prince of Wales Archipelago,


Witness Rocks,


Alberto Reef, Balandra Shoal, Ballena Island Shoal, Fern Reef, Fish Egg Reef, Klawock Reef, Parida Island Reef, San Christoval Rock,


Port Bagial, Port Caldera, Port Estrella, Port Saint Nicholas, Big Bay, Crab Bay, Doyle Bay, Klawock Inlet, North Bay, San Alberto Bay, Shelter Cove, Shinaku Inlet, Soda Bay, Soda Bay, Trocadero Bay,


Point Miliflores, Point Miraballes, Point Polocano, Point Providence, Point Saint Sebastian, Point Batan, Point Bocas, Point Eugenia, Point Ildefonso, Point Iphigenia, Point Lomas, Agueda Point, Canoe Point, Cape Empinado, Cape Flores, Cape Suspiro, Cayman Point, Cemetery Point, Eagle Point, Entrance Point, Fern Point, Halibut Nose, Hassler Point, Horn Point, Natalia Point, Perlas Point, Punta de los Almos, Punta De los Islotillos, Punta Gorda, Punta Maria Antonia, Punta Noriega, Punta Palmito, Point San Antonio, Tranquil Point, Turn Point, Point Verde,


Meares Passage, North Entrance, North Pass, South Entrance, Tlevak Narrows, Ulloa Channel,


Craig, Klawock,


Craig Water Supply Dam, Klawock Dam, Waterfall Dam,


Abbess Island, Balandra Island, Ballena Islands, Block Island, Bush Islets, Canas Island, Catalina Island, Clam Island, Cole Island, Coronados Islands, Craig Island, Culebrina Island, Fish Egg Island, Guide Island, Hermanos Islands, Horseshoe Island, Joe Island, Klawock Island, Ladrones Islands, Madre de Dios Island, Meares Island, Midway Island, Natalia Island, Parida Island, Peratrovich Island, Piedras Island, Prince of Wales Island, Rancheria Island, Ridge Island, Rosary Island, Round Island, San Adrian Island, San Juan Bautista Island, San Juanito Island, Shelikof Island, Snag Island, Sombrero Island, Toti Island, Ulloa Island, Unlucky Island, Wadleigh Island, Wadleigh Rock, The Witnesses,


Big Salt Lake, Black Lake, Klawock Lake, Lake Saint Nicholas, Waterfall Reservoir,


Bautista Peak, Sunny Hay Mountain,

Mountain Passes:

Canoe Pass, North Pass Sukkwan Strait,


Klawock River,


Crab Creek, Halfmile Creek, Shinaku Creek, Soda Creek, Threemile Creek,


Canoe Point Trail, Soda Lake Trail Prince of Wales Island,