Knight Island (Alaska)

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Knight Island is an island in western Prince William Sound of the Gulf of Alaska in the U.S. state of Alaska.

The island has a land area of 277.166 km² (107.014 sq mi) and no resident population as of 2000.[1] The majority of the island is a part of Chugach National Forest; Alaska native corporations Chugach Alaska Corporation and Chenega Corporation are the two other major landowners.[2]

Shorelines on the eastern and northwestern part of the island were heavily covered in oil after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, northeast of the island, in 1989.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight Island: Block 1048, Census Tract 3, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska United States Census Bureau
  2. ^ Chugach Visitor Guide - USDA Forest Service
  3. ^ Galt, Jerry A., William J. Lehr, Debra L. Payton (1991). "Fate and transport of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Part 4". Environmental Science and Technology. 25 (2): 202–209. doi:10.1021/es00014a001. 

Coordinates: 60°21′58″N 147°44′22″W / 60.36611°N 147.73944°W / 60.36611; -147.73944