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  1. Admiralty Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, at 57°44′N 134°20′W / 57.733°N 134.333°W. It is 145 km long and 56 km wide with an area of 4,264.1 km², making it the seventh largest island in the United States and the 132nd largest island in the world. It is one of the ABC islands of Alaska. The island is nearly cut in two by Seymour Canal; to its east is the long, narrow Glass Peninsula. Most of Admiralty Island — more than 955,000 acres is occupied by the Admiralty Island National Monument - a federally protected wilderness area administered by the Tongass National Forest. The Kootznoowoo Wilderness encompasses vast stands of old growth temperate rainforest. These forests provide some of the best habitat available to species such as brown bears, bald eagles, and Sitka black-tailed deer.
  2. Admiralty Island is an uninhabited, irregularly shaped Arctic island in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Victoria Strait, south of Victoria Island's Collinson Peninsula.

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Google previewGeologic studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1994 (1996)

by Thomas E. Moore, Julie A. Dumoulin

ABSTRACT The Admiralty Island Volcanics of Oligocene age on southernmost Admiralty Island is an approximately 1,000km” by 3,000-m-thick field of low-MgO, medium- and low-K, dominantly andesitic rocks. Compositions are mostly ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Douglas Island, an island between Admiralty Island and the west coast of America. . It is about twenty miles long, and six miles broad in the middle; but becomes narrow towards each end; eastward it terminates in a sharp point.

Google previewThe new international encyclopaedia (1905)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

ADMIRALTY ISLAND (Map: Alaska, J 4). An island about 80 miles long, well wooded and watered, included in Alaska (q.v.). ADMIRALTY ISLANDS. A group of about 40 islands, constituting a part of the Bismarck Archipelago (q.v.), lying to the ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Gazetteer or compendious geographical dictionary (1829)

containing a description of the various countries

' Admiralty Island, the name of an island near Nova Zembla, in the Frozen sea. Admiralty Island, a large island on the west coast of North America, between King George the Third's Archipelago and the continental shore, about 90 miles long ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

ADMIRALTY ISLAND, so named by Vancouver, an island in George the Third's Archipelago, on the northwest coast of New Norfolk ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh gazetteer, or, Geographical dictionary (1822)

by Edinburgh gazetteer

Stephen's Passage, the strait which divides Admiralty island ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)


ADMIRALTY ISLAND, an island belonging to the United States, about 90 miles long from N. to S., and 25 miles broad, lying between King George III. Archipelago and the mainland, in 58° N. lat., 134° W. long. Its coasts, which are generally ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannnica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1890)

ADMIRALTY ISLAND, an island belonging to the United States, about 90 miles long from N. to S., and 25 miles broad, lying between King George HL Archipelago and the mainland, in 68° N. lat, 134* W. long. Its coasts, which are generally ...

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