Information About

Shaman Island

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 18' 21" N,
134 ° 41' 2" W

Region

Juneau

Length

635 ft (193.55 m)

Width

336.00 ft (102.41 m)

Area

3 acres

Elevation

60 ft (18.29 m)

Uses

Shaman Island in Detail.

Getting There

From Juneau get on West 10th Street and cross on the Juneau-Douglas Bridge. At the roundabout on the other end take the first right on to North Douglas Highway. Go another 11 miles on that. From there you can access the beach on Rain Forest Trail or Peterson Creek Trail. When the tide is low you can walk out to Shaman Island.

About

in Stephens Passage, 0.3 mi. NW of Outer Point on W coast of Douglas I. and 9.5 mi. W of Juneau, Coast Mts.

Shaman Island is a small island located off the west shore of Douglas Island, near Juneau.

History

Named in 1890 by Lieutenant Commander H. B. Mansfield, U.S. Navy (USN), "Shaman" is an Indian name for medicine-man or doctor. Reason for this name is unknown. The name was published in 1893 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) on Chart 8300.

Naming: Named in 1890 by Lieutenant Commander H. B. Mansfield, USN. Shaman was used in the traditional sense of medicine man, but reason for the choosing of this name is unknown. The name was published in 1893 by USC&GS on Chart 8300.

Shaman Island Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Shaman Island.

Places Near Shaman Island
Bars:

Battleship Reef, Cohen Reef, Dornin Rock, Eagle Reef, Favorite Reef, George Rock, Gibby Rock, Horse Shoal, Mendenhall Bar,

Basins:

Lower Basin, Middle Basin,

Bays:

Adams Anchorage, Admiralty Cove, Amalga Harbor, Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Barlow Cove, Crab Cove, Eagle Harbor, Fritz Cove, Funter Bay, Halibut Cove, Hand Trollers Cove, Hawk Inlet, Huffman Harbor, Indian Cove, Lena Cove, Pearl Harbor, Shelter Cove, Smugglers Cove, Tee Harbor, Young Bay,

Beaches:

Young Beach,

Capes:

Auke Cape, Barlow Point, Entrance Point, False Arden, Hawk Point, Point Hilda, Hut Point, Indian Point, Inner Point, Inspiration Point, Point Lena, Point Louisa, Mansfield Peninsula, Mendenhall Peninsula, Middle Point, Outer Point, Piling Point, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Point Stephens, Sunny Point, Symonds Point, Point Young,

Channels:

Favorite Channel, Saginaw Channel,

Cliffs:

The Breadline,

Dams:

Nugget Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

Mendenhall Glacier,

Hills:

Pederson Hill, Tolch Rock,

Islands:

Aaron Island, Barlow Island, Battleship Island, Bird Island, Coghlan Island, Cohen Island, Colt Island, Douglas Island, Gauge Island, Gull Island, Horse Island, Indian Island, Kishbrock Island, Ledge Island, Portland Island, Scull Island, Shaman Island, Shelter Island, Spuhn Island, Star Rock, Strauss Rock, Suedla Island,

Lakes:

Auke Lake, Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Peterson Lake, Salt Lake, Shelter Lake, Windfall Lake, Young Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Anderson, Auke Mountain, Mount Ben Stewart, Bullard Mountain, Eagle Peak, Glacier Grub Tower, Green Mountain, Lone Mountain, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, Mount Robert Barron, Saddle Mountain, Snowy Mountain, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Treasury Hill, Mount Troy, Mount Wrather,

Parks:

Auke Recreation Area, Shelter Island State Marine Park,

Rivers:

Herbert River, Mendenhall River,

Streams:

Admiralty Creek, Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Cove Creek, Duck Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Fowler Creek, Goat Creek, Goose Creek, Greens Creek, Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Lake Creek, Lemon Creek, Lena Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Peterson Creek, Peterson Creek, Salmon Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, Steep Creek, Switzer Creek, Tee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,

Routes:

Bear Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail, Young Lake Trail,

Valleys:

Mendenhall Valley, Prairie Basin,

Cities:

Auke (historical), Auke Bay, Dobson Landing, Fairhaven, Fish Creek (historical), Funter, Hawk Inlet, Lemon Creek, Lena Beach, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, Saint Terese, Tee Harbor, Vanderbilt Hill,