Information About

Thane

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 15' 51" N,
134 ° 19' 49" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

125 ft (38.1 m)

Uses

Thane in Detail.

About

On the E shore of Gastineau Channel, 4 mi. SE of Juneau and 6 mi. NW of Point Salisbury, Coast Mts.

History

Named in 1914 for Bartlett L. Thane, 1878-1927, general manager of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Co. which had its mill here. Bartlett Thane was born in California and went to Alaska in 1897. The name "Sheep Creek," which was the original miners' name for the town, was published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in the 1901 Coast Pilot but was later changed to "Thane" by Board on Geographic Names (BGN). The town was founded in 1881 as a result of mining operations in the vicinity. Since World War II the population has steadily declined with the curtailment of mining activities. It is now a residential area (DeArmond, 1957, p43-44).

Places Near Thane
Areas:

Gull City,

Bars:

Cherokee Flats,

Basins:

Evergreen Bowl, Last Chance Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Silverbow Basin, Upper Basin,

Bays:

Doty Cove, Green Cove, Oliver Inlet, Sunny Cove,

Beaches:

Ready Bullion Beach,

Capes:

Arden Point, Bishop Point, Cove Point, False Arden, Point Hilda, Icy Point, Norway Point, Point Salisbury, Southeast End, Sunny Point, Tantallon Point, Tantallon Point,

Channels:

Gastineau Channel,

Cities:

Juneau,

Cliffs:

Two Echo Cliffs,

Dams:

Annex Lakes Dam, Douglas Island Reservoir Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

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

Hills:

Court House Hill, Jamestown Hill, Starr Hill, Taku Hill,

Islands:

Douglas Island, Grand Island, Juneau Island, Marmion Island,

Lakes:

Annex Lakes, Cropley Lake, Glory Lake, Oona Lake, Young Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Anderson, Annex Peak, Mount Bradley, Bulger Hill, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Clark Peak, Deadview Peak, Eagle Peak, Gastineau Peak, Glacier Grub Tower, Groundhog Hill, Hawthorne Peak, Mount Juneau, Mount Maria, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McDonough Peak, Middle Peak, Mineral Hill, Norris Mountain, North Nugget Spire, North Rhine Peak, Nugget Mountain, Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Roberts Peak, Saddle Mountain, Scorpion Peak, Sheep Mountain, South Rhine Peak, Split Thumb, Table Top Mountain, Thoroughfare Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Mount Troy, True Summit, Vesper Peak, West Peak, West Summit,

Parks:

Oliver Inlet State Marine Park,

Mountain Passes:

Igloo Pass,

Ridges:

Annex Ridge, Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Gold Ridge, Hawthorne Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Juneau Ridge, Nugget Towers, Powerline Ridge, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge, Sheep Creek Divide, Sol Thumb, The Thoroughfare, Twin Summit Ridge,

Rivers:

Salmon Fork,

Streams:

Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Bullion Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Carlson Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Dupont Creek, Eagle Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Falls Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Gold Fork, Granite Creek, Grant Creek, Grindstone Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Ice Creek, Johnson Creek, Kowee Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Little Sheep Creek, Lurvey Creek, Neilson Creek, Nevada Creek, Nugget Creek, Paris Creek, Ready Bullion Creek, Rhine Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Sheep Creek, Sheep Fork, Snowslide Creek, Stink Creek, Switzer Creek, Vista Creek,

Routes:

Lemon Creek Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Mount Roberts Trail, Nugget Creek Trail,

Valleys:

Arctic Gulch, Crooked Gulch, Death Valley, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Glacier Basin, Gold Creek Valley, Goldstein Gulch, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Impregnable Basin, 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:

Douglas, Lemon Creek, New Boston (historical), Sikanasankian (historical), Starr Hill, Thane, Treadwell (historical), Tsantikihin (historical), Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,

Waterfalls:

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