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Fort Saint Michael (historical)

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Location

57 ° 17' 50" N,
135 ° 22' 10" W

Region

Sitka

Elevation

781 ft (238.05 m)

Uses

Fort Saint Michael (historical) in Detail.

About

on Baranof I., at Old Sitka, 6 mi. N of Sitka; Alex. Arch.

History

this is the first Russian settlement built in 1799 at Sitka by Alexander Baranov, first governor of Russian American colonies, who named it "Fort Archangel Gabriel." from the Tlingit Indians. the fort and killed or captured most of its inhabitants. captives were released after an ultimatum was issued by the officer aboard a British ship in the harbor (Bancroft, 1886, p. 405-406). a new fort called "Fort Archangel Michael" at a new location 5 miles to the south which developed into the present city of Sitka.

Places Near Fort Saint Michael (historical)
Areas:

Old Sitka Rocks,

Archipelagos:

Gavanski Islands, Magoun Islands,

Bars:

Columbine Rock, Nixon Shoal, Paradise Flats, Rodman Rock,

Bays:

Appleton Cove, Baby Bear Bay, Bear Bay, Cedar Cove, Crab Bay, DeGroff Bay, Eastern Bay, Fish Bay, Goose Cove, Katlian Bay, Krestof Sound, Nakwasina Bay, Nakwasina Sound, Promisla Bay, Rodman Bay, Rodman Bay, Saint John Baptist Bay, Saook Bay, Starrigavan Bay, Whitestone Cove,

Capes:

Point Siroi, Point Benham, Point Brown, Point Elizabeth, Point Kennedy, Allan Point, Arthur Point, Creek Point, Dog Point, Duffield Peninsula, Eastern Point, Escape Cape, Halibut Point, Halleck Point, Harbor Point, Inner Point, Kamenoi Point, Kresta Point, Krugloi Point, Lisianski Peninsula, Lisianski Point, Middle Point, Mountain Point, Neva Point, Olga Point, Partof Point, Pogibshi Point, Rapids Point, Rob Point, Saook Point, Whitestone Point, Yellow Point,

Channels:

Adams Channel, East Channel Hayward Strait, Hayward Strait, Nakwasina Passage, Olga Strait, Rose Channel, West Channel Hayward Strait, Whitestone Narrows,

Dams:

Cascade Creek Dam,

Islands:

Andersen Island, Arthur Island, Arthur Island, Bart Island, Bear Bay Island, Beehive Island, Bieli Rocks, Big Gavanski Island, Big Rose Island, Border Rocks, Brady Island, Crosswise Islands, Crow Island, Double Island, Gagarin Island, Guide Island, Halleck Island, Kasiana Islands, Krestof Island, Lauf Islands, Limit Island, Little Gavanski Island, Little Rose Island, Middle Island, Mills Island, Povorotni Island, Prince Island, Siginaka Islands, Sound Islands, Whitestone Rock,

Lakes:

Cold Storage Lake,

Mountains:

Annahootz Mountain, Clarence Kramer Peak, Mount Katlian, Krestof Mountain, Mount Rosenberg,

Parks:

Big Bear - Baby Bear State Marine Park, Magoun Islands State Marine Park,

Mountain Ranges:

The Sisters,

Rapids:

North Rapid,

Ridges:

Gavan Hill,

Rivers:

Coxe River, Katlian River,

Streams:

Fish Bay Creek, Granite Creek, Range Creek, Rodman Creek,

Routes:

Starrigavan Fish Viewing Trail,

Cities:

Fort Saint Michael (historical),

Waterways:

Peril Strait,