Afognak Island


Afognak Island a island in Alaska

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  • Location: 58 ° 15' 44" N, 152 ° 35' 18" W
  • Borough: Kodiak Island
  • Elevation: 538 ft / 164 m
  • Bays: Izhut Bay,
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    Afognak Island sits near and directly North of Kodiak Island.

    Native name published by Reverend Coxe (1780, p. 289) as "Afagnack." Captain George Vancouver (1798, v. 3, p. 175) referred to this island in 1794 as that "which the Russians call Fogniak." It was called "Afognak Island" by Lt. Sarichev (1826, map 5), IRN, and Captain Tebenkov (1852), map 22), IRN. Captain Cook (1785, v. 2, p. 404), IRN, suspected that this feature might be an island, but referred to it as a part of the Alaska Peninsula.

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