Burnett Inlet, Etolin Island

Burnett Inlet, Etolin Island

Go to Burnett Inlet Burnett Inlet is a narrow estuary extending about 8 miles (13 km) from Clarence Strait into the southwest coast of Etolin Island, Alaska. The inlet was named by Lieutenant Commander A.S. Snow of the U.S. Navy in 1886 probably after Mount Burnett on...
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Go to Friday Harbor Friday Harbor is the county seat and the largest commercial center for the San Juan Islands archipelago in Washington. It is accessible by ferry from Anacortes, Washington, and from Sidney, British Columbia. Friday Harbor was named after Joseph...
Kitsault River, Alice Arm

Kitsault River, Alice Arm

Go to Kitsault River The Kitsault River is located at the head of Alice Arm, which is the northeastern arm of Observatory Inlet, British Columbia. The name Kitsault is derived from the Nisga’a language, which means “at the inside”. Three communities...
Akutan Village, Akutan Island

Akutan Village, Akutan Island

Go to Akutan Village The village of Akutan is located on Akutan Island, one of the Krenitzin Islands in the Fox Island group of the Eastern Aleutians, Alaska. It is 35 miles (56 km) east of Unalaska, and 766 miles (1,233 km) southwest of Anchorage. The Aleut name was...
Cape Newenham, Bristol Bay

Cape Newenham, Bristol Bay

Go to Cape Newenham Cape Newenham is a massive headland on the Bering Sea between Kuskokwim and Bristol Bays, about 40 miles (65 km) west of Hagemeister Island, Alaska. The cape was named on July 16, 1778, by Lieutenant Williamson, of the Royal Navy, when he was sent...