Information About

Rhine Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 12' 28" N,
134 ° 10' 2" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

75 ft (22.86 m)

Uses

Rhine Creek in Detail.

About

flowing SE to Stephens Passage, 0.7 mi. W of Bishop Point and 11 mi. SE of Juneau, Coast Mts.

History

In 1890 John G. Peterson and "Chris" Fuhr located a claim on this stream which they called Reihn Creek. Since both miners were born in Germany, it is probable that they would have spelled the name "Rhine" if they had meant to name the stream after the Rhine River. It has been thought they may have intended to name the stream after John J. Ryan, a prospector, who had claims near the creek (DeArmond, 1957, p. 36). The names Rhine Creek and Rhein Creek were published by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (1916, Brooks and others, pl. 2 and p. 76).

Places Near Rhine Creek
Bars:

Cherokee Flats, Grizzly Bar, Oozy Flats,

Basins:

Silverbow Basin,

Bays:

Doty Cove, Fool Inlet, Green Cove, King Salmon Bay, Limestone Inlet, Oliver Inlet, Scow Cove, Slocum Inlet, Suicide Cove, Sunny Cove, Taku Harbor, Taku Inlet,

Beaches:

Ready Bullion Beach,

Capes:

Arden Point, Bishop Point, Circle Point, Cooper Point, Cove Point, Davidson Point, False Arden, Flat Point, Grave Point, Greely Point, Icy Point, Jaw Point, Point Salisbury, Southeast End, Station Point, Stockade Point, Taku Point, Tantallon Point, Tantallon Point,

Dams:

Annex Lakes Dam, Taku Cannery Dam,

Glaciers:

Dead Branch Norris Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier, Split Thumb Icefall,

Hills:

Jamestown Hill, Taku Hill,

Islands:

Grand Island, Juneau Island, Marmion Island,

Lakes:

Annex Lakes, Bart Lake, Lake Dorothy, Glory Lake, Lieuy Lake, Taku Lake,

Mountains:

Annex Peak, Arthur Peak, Bulger Hill, Butler Peak, Cairn Peak, Clark Peak, Deadview Peak, Gastineau Peak, Groundhog Hill, Hawthorne Peak, Irving Peak, Limestone Bluffs, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McDonough Peak, Middle Peak, Mineral Hill, North Rhine Peak, Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Roberts Peak, Scorpion Peak, Sheep Mountain, South Rhine Peak, Split Thumb, Steeple Peak, Taku Mountain, Thoroughfare Mountain, Topless Peak, True Summit, Vesper Peak, West Peak, West Summit, Williams Mountain,

Parks:

Oliver Inlet State Marine Park, Taku Harbor State Marine Park,

Ridges:

Annex Ridge, Gold Ridge, Hawthorne Ridge, The Horn, Juneau Ridge, Powerline Ridge, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge, Sheep Creek Divide, Sol Thumb, The Thoroughfare, Twin Summit Ridge,

Rivers:

King Salmon River, Salmon Fork,

Streams:

Annex Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Bullion Creek, Carlson Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Davidson Creek, Dorothy Creek, Dupont Creek, Falls Creek, Gold Fork, Granite Creek, Grindstone Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Ice Creek, Little Sheep Creek, Lurvey Creek, Nevada Creek, Paris Creek, Ready Bullion Creek, Rhine Creek, Sheep Creek, Sheep Fork, Snowslide Creek, Turner Creek,

Routes:

Mount Roberts Trail,

Valleys:

Arctic Gulch, Crooked Gulch, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Glacier Basin, Goldstein Gulch, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Lurvey Basin, Marmot Valley, Nugget Gulch, Prospect Gulch, Quartz Gulch (historical), Roberts Gulch, Sheep Creek Basin, Snowslide Gulch, Specimen Creek, Spring Gulch, Timber Gulch,

Cities:

Sikanasankian (historical), Taku Harbor, Thane, Treadwell (historical),

Waterfalls:

Alaska Chief Falls, Ebner Falls, Grindstone Falls, Lost Rocker Falls, Suicide Falls,