Dardanelles, Santa Cruz Island

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Dardanelles, Santa Cruz Island, a place name used by Horace Sexton in his account of a two-week camping trip to Santa Cruz Island in 1922. According to his map, Dardanelles is located directly to the east of Fry’s Harbor:

“After leaving Fry’s we stopped in all the coves. The first stop was at Dardanelles, where we passed through the cliffs onto a little beach where the swells ebb and flow through a little straight made by a long rock beside the cliff; hence the name, Dardanelles.”


  • 1994. Sexton, Horace Our Trip to Santa Cruz Island Noticias 27(2):20-30, Summer, 1981; Our Trip to Santa Cruz Island Santa Cruz Island Foundation Occasional Paper #1 (11-26), 1989 (1994).