Information About

Harlequin Lake

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 27' 8.69" N,
138 ° 55' 58.701" W

Region

Yakutat

Length

6.5 mi (10.46 km)

Elevation

82 ft (24.99 m)

Uses

Harlequin Lake in Detail.

About

6.5 miles long. At 1961 terminus of Yakutat Glacier, 30 mi. SE of Yakutat Bay, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named by Blackwelder (1907, p. 424), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), " * * * from the fact that a pair of harlequin ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus) were the only living things seen upon it." Also called Terminal Lake on a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) manuscript map dated 1907.