Information About

Spuhn Island

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Location

58 ° 20' 11" N,
134 ° 39' 28" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

43 ft (13.11 m)

Uses

Spuhn Island in Detail.

About

off SW coast of Mendenhall Peninsula in Fritz Cove, 2 mi. W of Entrance Point and 9 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts.

History

Named in 1880 by Captain L. A. Beardslee, U.S. Navy (USN), for Carl Sphyn, 1855-1927, of the Northwest Trading Company. He was born in Germany and came to Juneau soon after the town was founded in 1881 and operated the company's store, and engaged in mining. Later he moved to Killisnoo where he managed the herring fishery and reduction plant, and served as postmaster and Commissioner (DeArmond, 1957, p. 40). The name was published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1883 Coast Pilot (p. 173).

Spuhn Island Gallery

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Places Near Spuhn 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, Upper Basin,

Bays:

Adams Anchorage, Admiralty Cove, Amalga Harbor, Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Eagle Harbor, Fritz Cove, Hawk Inlet, Huffman Harbor, Indian Cove, Lena Cove, Pearl Harbor, Smugglers Cove, Tee Harbor, Young Bay,

Beaches:

Young Beach,

Capes:

Auke Cape, Entrance Point, False Arden, 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,

Cliffs:

The Breadline,

Dams:

Nugget Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

Mendenhall Glacier,

Hills:

Pederson Hill, Tolch Rock,

Islands:

Aaron Island, Battleship Island, Bird Island, Coghlan Island, Cohen Island, Colt Island, Douglas Island, Gull Island, Horse Island, Indian Island, Kishbrock Island, Portland Island, Scull Island, Shaman Island, Shelter Island, Spuhn Island, 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, Glacier Grub Tower, 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,

Ridges:

Heintzleman Ridge, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers,

Rivers:

Eagle River, Herbert River, Mendenhall River,

Streams:

Admiralty Creek, Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Boulder Creek, Cove Creek, Duck Creek, Eagle Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Fowler Creek, Goat Creek, Goose Creek, Grant 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, Sawmill Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, Steep Creek, Switzer Creek, Tee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,

Routes:

Amalga Trail, Bear Creek Trail, Herbert Glacier Trail, Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Yankee Basin Trail, Young Lake Trail,

Valleys:

Impregnable Basin, Mendenhall Valley, Prairie Basin,

Cities:

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