Spook Island, Cordova Bay

Spook Island, Cordova Bay

Go to Spook Island Spook Island is in Cordova Bay, on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. The island is connected at low tide to Cemetary Island to the southwest and Mushroom Island to the north. Spook Island is the local name published in 1965 by the U.S. Coast and...
Skull Island, Massacre Bay

Skull Island, Massacre Bay

Go to Skull Island Skull Island is an uninhabited island of 2.5 acres (1.0 ha)  in Massacre Bay, off the coast of Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Archipelago in Washington State. It was named for skulls and bones found from a band of Lummi Natives. The...
Portage, Turnagain Arm

Portage, Turnagain Arm

Go to Portage Portage is a ghost town at milepost 64.2 on the Alaska Railroad on Turnagain Arm, about 47 miles (76 km) south of Anchorage, Alaska. Portage was once a major station for trains and had 20 buildings and a population of 100 in the early 1960s. The...
Togiak River, Bristol Bay

Togiak River, Bristol Bay

Go to Togiak River The Togiak River starts at Togiak Lake and flows southwest for 48 miles (77 km) to Togiak Bay, about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the village of Togiak on Bristol Bay. The name is derived from the Athabascan “Reka Tugiyak”, or “Tugiak...
Ship Creek, Cook Inlet

Ship Creek, Cook Inlet

Go to Ship Creek Ship Creek flows from the Chugach Mountains through the city of Anchorage and into the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. Dena’ina Athabascan people called the creek “Dgheyaytnu,” or “Needlefish Creek”, and a summer fish camp was at the river mouth. In 1911, two...