Stock Photo - Kruzof Island and Mount Edgecumbe on a calm evening west of Sitka, Alaska, USA. Kruzof Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska at 57°10'14?N 135°40'29?W ...
. It is about 16 km (10 mi) west of Sitka, and is part of the City and Borough of Sitka. It was named in 1805 by Captain U. T. Lisianski as Crooze Island, after a Russian Admiral. In January 1813 the Russian exploration ship Neva wrecked just off the island. The survivors made it to shore and established a camp where they subsisted until rescued about a month later. The site of the wreck, and also the survival camp has since been found. . In 1849, Captain Tebenkov recorded the Tlingit name for the island as being Tlikh. . Mount Edgecumbe is a dormant volcano located at the southern end of Kruzof Island, Alaska. The volcano is about 9. 9 miles (16 km) east of the Queen Charlotte Fault that separates the North American and Pacific Plates, and is the highest point in the Mount Edgecumbe volcanic field, an area of about 100 square miles (260 km2) on Kruzov Island that also includes Crater Ridge and Shell Mountain. .
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