Information About

Wells

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Wells on The Map

Location

59 ° 25' 0" N,
135 ° 55' 59" W

Region

Haines

Elevation

131 ft (39.93 m)

Uses

Wells in Detail.

About

on E shore of Chilkat River, 1.8 mi. NW of Klukwan and 22 mi. W of Skagway; Coast Mts.

History

local name reported by Wright (1904, pl. 2 and pl. 11), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A mining office was established here in 1900, and in 1903 it was a post for the Northwest Mounted Police on what was then the provisional boundary between the United States and Canada.