Information About

Thayer Lake

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 38' 51.798" N,
134 ° 28' 10.14" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Length

7 mi (11.27 km)

Elevation

367 ft (111.86 m)

Uses

Thayer Lake in Detail.

About

10 mi NE of Angoon, on W central Admiralty Island, 5.5 mi. N of Angoon; Alex. Arch.

History

Named in 1929 byU.S. Forest Service (USFS)for John A. Thayer, 1896-1929, a junior forester in the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), who was killed by a brown bear on Admiralty Island. John Thayer made a reconnaissance of the timber bordering this lake a few weeks before his death and was the first United States forester to visit the lake.