Adak Island


  • Location: 51 ° 47' 4" N, 176 ° 38' 25" W
  • Borough: Aleutians West (CA)
  • Topo Maps: Now in tabbed section further down page
  • Elevation: 581 ft / 177 m
  • Part of: Andreanof Islands
  • Mountains: Split Top,

    Smaller Islands: Ina Island,
  • Description


    Aleut name reported as "Ayasgh" or "Kayaku" by Maxim Lazerov in 1761 (Coxe, 1787, p. 81). This island was called "Os[trov] Adakh" by Lt. Sarichev (1826, map 3), IRN, and Capt. Tebenkov (1852, map 28), IRN. The name may be from the Aleut word "adaq" which R. H. Geoghegan traslated as "father."

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