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Encyclopedia > Douglas Island

Douglas Island is an island just west of Juneau, Alaska, slightly north of Admiralty Cove. It is separated from mainland Juneau by the Gastineau channel, over which there is a single bridge. Recently, there have been plans to build a new bridge from North Douglas to the Mendenhall Valley.

Douglas Island has many interesting features:

Douglas is usually thought of as two areas:

  1. Downtown Douglas Island
    1. Sandy Beach
    2. Mines
    3. Douglas Public Library
    4. Bridge to Juneau
  2. North Douglas Island
    1. Eaglecrest Ski Area
    2. A heliport

External link

  • Map of Douglas Island (http://www.tongass-seis.net/jrd/jrd-310.html)

  Results from FactBites:
James Douglas (Governor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3016 words)
Douglas was born in Demerara, British Guiana, the illegitimate son of a Scottish sugar planter and a "free coloured woman".
Douglas' largest problem in the mid- and late-1850s was that of the local Native American population - numbered at around 30,000 local Songhees, Cowichan, Nanaimo, Nuu-chah-nulth, including raiding Haida from the Queen Charlotte Islands and the Euclataws Kwakiutl of northern Georgia Strait and the Sechelt, Squamish Nation, and Sto:lo peoples of the Lower Mainland.
Douglas Hall, a residence hall at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC It is important to note that the famous Douglas Lake Cattle Company, and the lake, creek, and plateau in the area are not named for Douglas, but for a local settler.
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