Information About

Salt Chuck

Quick Facts

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Location

55 ° 37' 35" N,
132 ° 33' 13" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Elevation

230 ft (70.1 m)

Uses

Salt Chuck in Detail.

About

10 population, on E coast of Prince of Wales I., at head of Kasaan Bay, Alex. Arch.

History

Local name published in 1943 by U@C&GS "chuck" is a Chinook jargon word meaning "water." According to E. L. Keithahn of the Alaska Historical Library and Museum, this word is usually applied to "a salt lake that fills at high tide, sometimes with a bore, and empties or partly empties at low tide with a reverse bore or sometims 'falls.' A strong or dangerous chuck is sometimes called Skookum chuck; 'skookum' meaning 'strong.'"

Places Near Salt Chuck
Bays:

Baronovichs Bay, Clark Bay, Coal Bay, Forss Cove, Harris River Bay, Hollis Anchorage, Karta Bay, Kina Cove, Linney Bay, Little Coal Bay, Little Goose Bay, Mills Bay, Poor Man Bay, Skowl Arm, Smith Cove, Smith Lagoon, Thorne Bay, Tolstoi Bay, Twelvemile Arm, Twelvemile Arm Kasaan Bay, Twelvemile Bay, Windfall Harbor,

Capes:

Adams Point, Alder Point, Althouse Point, Baker Point, Kasaan Peninsula, Khayyam Point, Mound Point, Narrow Point, North Point, Outer Point, Sandy Point, Thorne Head, Tolstoi Point,

Cities:

Kasaan,

Dams:

Salt Chuck Mine Dam,

Hills:

North Pole Hill,

Islands:

Berry Island, Cat Island, Jarvis Island, Kasaan Island, Loy Island, McKenzie Rock, Pen Island, Round Island, Tolstoi Island,

Lakes:

Lake Number Three, Lake Number Three, Angel Lake, Copper Center Lake, Lake Ellen, Foot Lake, Ives Lake, Karta Lake, Kina Lake, Lindeman Lake, Loon Lake, Lake Mary, North Lake, Old Franks Lake, Power Lake, Salamander Lake, Salmon Lake, Setter Lake, Thorne Lake, Water Lake, Wolf Lake,

Mountains:

Granite Mountain, Jacobs Mountain, Kasaan Mountain, Rush Peak, Tolstoi Mountain,

Rivers:

Harris River, Karta River, Thorne River,

Streams:

Andersen Creek, Cabin Creek, Deer Creek, Falls Creek, Flagstaff Creek, Goose Creek, Gravelly Creek, Halfmile Creek, Hundred Thousand Creek, Indian Creek, Kina Creek, Linkum Creek, Maybeso Creek, McGilvery Creek, Monument Creek, Old Franks Creek, Paul Young Creek, Poor Man Creek, Sal Creek, Slide Creek, Virginia Creek,

Cities:

Hollis, Hollis (historical), Old Kasaan, Salt Chuck, Thorne Bay, Tolstoi Bay (historical),