Amchitka Island


Amchitka Island a island in Alaska

  • Rate this island
  • Location: 51 ° 32' 32" N, 178 ° 58' 60" E
  • Borough: Aleutians West (CA)
  • Length: 35 mi
  • Description

    One of the Rat Islands; Aleutian Islands. 35 miles long and 3 miles wide.

    Aleut name reported by early Russians as "Ostrov Amchitka." Baker (1906, p. 96), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), indicates that this may be the island named "St. Makarius (St. Markiana)" by Vitus Bering on October 25, 1741 (Old Style (O.S.) calendar). Golder (1922, p. 199-200), however, was of the opinion that Amchitka is too low to have been seen by Bering, and thus it is more probable that Kiska as the island so named.

  • Topo Maps
  • Lifeforms

  • Ratings

    Sign in to leave a rating.

  • Feedback

    Sign in to send us feedback. Let us know how you think this page on Amchitka Island could be improved, or offer insight. If you have concerns about Amchitka Island, send those in and we will forward those on to proper care takers.

    Please let us know how we can improve this page or if you have questions. What additional information you may have been looking for. Have information you would like to provide. Or address concerns about Amchitka Island. Concerns will be passed to proper care takers.