Port Conclusion, Baranof Island

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Port Conclusion is an estuary, about 3 miles (4.8 km) long, and located 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Port Alexander, on the east coast of Baranof Island, Alaska. The bay was named by Captain George Vancouver, of the Royal Navy, because this is where Vancouver ended the exploration of the Pacific Northwest.

Captain George Vancouver was a British officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. In 1794 he sailed through the Southeast Alaska archipelago and anchored in and named Ship's Cove at the head of Port Conclusion from August 1-22, 1794.

In 1920, the Alaska Union Fisheries Inc. had a herring saltery in Port Conclusion but it closed in 1921. In 1930, the wooden vessel Fort Union was beached for salvage and broken up in Ship’s Cove and remains visible. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Ship's Cove and Port Conclusion.

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