Sarah Palin Might Be Right: Kodiak Is Bigger Than Hawaii Island (in terms of coastline)

The Anchorage Daily News has an amusing tale of determining the U.S. largest island — Kodiak Island or the Island Of Hawaii. The debate was spurred by Sarah Palin’s calling Kodiak the biggest. The News concluded that Hawaii is the biggest is in terms of square miles but Kodiak is bigger in terms of coastline. The article notes that Kodiak is often lumped together with various smaller islands associated with it. We wandered into the discussion because of a key word celebrating cartographer Bradford Washburn who has stunning photos of the mountain.


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