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Klinkwan (historical)

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Location

54 ° 53' 25" N,
132 ° 21' 51" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Elevation

95 ft (28.96 m)

Uses

Klinkwan (historical) in Detail.

About

Near E entrance to Klakas Inlet, on the SW part of Prince of Wales Island, Alex. Arch.

History

Tlingit Indian name recorded in 1897 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN). A 1951 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) map shows one building at the site of this abandoned village. According to J. R. Swanton (in Hodge, 1907, p. 714), Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), "Klinkwan" is derived from the Tlingit "linqoan" meaning "shellfish town" or "town where they split yellow cedar bark into long strings." This is a "Haida town, occupied by the Yaku-lanas * * *" (Hodge, 1907, p. 714).

Places Near Klinkwan (historical)
Areas:

Boat Rocks, Egg Rock, Guide Rocks,

Bars:

Bird Rocks, Brown Bear Rock,

Bays:

Biscuit Lagoon, Brownson Bay, Clam Cove, Cordova Bay, Dickman Bay, Frederick Cove, Hassiah Inlet, Hessa Inlet, Hunter Bay, Kassa Inlet, Keete Inlet, Kegan Cove, Klakas Inlet, Klinkwan Cove, Little Brownson Bay, Max Cove, Minnie Bay, Minnie Cutoff, Nutkwa Inlet, Ruth Bay, The Saitchuck, South Arm Moira Sound, Tah Bay, West Arm Moira Sound, West Arm Moira Sound, Winter Bay,

Capes:

Point Marsh, Davidson Point, Far Point, Grave Point, Gusdagane Point, Kassa Point, Keete Point, Leading Point, Mexico Point, Nutkwa Point, Shipwreck Point, Surf Point, Tum Point, Whirlpool Point,

Channels:

Buschmann Pass, Egg Passage, Eureka Channel, Hessa Narrows, Kelp Passage, Little Pass, The Narrows, Rocky Pass, Ruth Cutoff, Ship Island Passage, Thompson Passage,

Hills:

Biscuit Knob,

Islands:

Anchor Island, Barbara Rock, Barrier Islands, Black Rock, Center Island, Dewey Rocks, Double Island, Douglass Island, Grass Peak, Grass Rock, The Haystack, Hessa Island, Kassa Island, Keete Island, Klakas Island, Middle Island, Poe Island, Rhea Rocks, Round Island, Round Islands, Ruth Island, Seagull Island, Ship Island, Ship Islands, Tah Island, Turn Island, Wallace Rock, White Rocks,

Lakes:

Lake Luelia, Aiken Lake, Hessa Lake, Kegan Lake, Klakas Lake, Kugel Lake, Nichols Lake,

Mountains:

Bokan Mountain, Nichols Mountain,

Streams:

Kegan Creek, Kugel Creek, Perkins Creek,

Routes:

Kegan Lake Trail,

Cities:

Klinkwan (historical),