Information About

Peril Strait

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Peril Strait on The Map

Location

57 ° 30' 0" N,
135 ° 13' 0" W

Region

Sitka

Uses

Peril Strait in Detail.

About

extends from Sailsburg Sound to Chatham Starit, Between Chichagof and Baranof Is., Alex. Arch.

History

Translation in 1882 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) of "Proliv Pogibshiy;" published in 1848 on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1397. The name is derived from "the circumstance that on its shores, in 1799, a large number of Aleuts (said to be 150) perished from eating poisonous mussels." This account was reported by Captain V. F. Lisianski who called this feature "pernicious strait."