The Ankau in Yakutat Borough AK


The Ankau, Yakutat Borough, Alaska

The Ankau is a cultural feature (channel) in Yakutat Borough. The primary coordinates for The Ankau places it within the 99689 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: The Ankau
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Cultural
Class: Channel
Description: In Tongass National Forest, W end of Phipps Peninsula flows from Ankau Saltchucks E to S side of Monti Bay approximately 3 mi W of Yakutat, Amalspina Coastal Plain. 0.6 mile long.
History: Named "Estero del Ancau" by Captain Alessandro Malaspina, in 1791, after a Tlinkit Indian chief named Ancau (Galiano, 1802, map 8). According to dixon (1789, p. 172), "Ancau" means "chief" or "friend." Marcus Baker reversed the two names "Tawah" and "Ankau" in his Geographic Dictionary.
Borough: Yakutat Borough
Latitude: 59.5466651917
Longitude: -139.821105957
GNIS ID: 1415230

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