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Found on Topo Maps:

Gareloi Island (1951), Gareloi Island (1951), Gareloi Island (1954), Gareloi Island (1954), Gareloi Island (1954), Gareloi Island (1954), Gareloi Island (1954),

Amatignak Island, Alaska

Coordinates:
51 ° 15' 44" N, 179 ° 6' 31" W

Borough:
Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation:991 ft / 302 m

Length:6 mi

Part of:Delarof Islands

Getting There

Take a big boat.

About

A treeless island of the Delarof Islands, of the Aleutian Islands. The interesting thing about Amatignak Island is it's the southernmost point of Alaska as well as the westernmost longitude of Alaska, and North America. It's part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge wilderness. It's also often used as a location marker when describing earthquakes.

It is an Aleut name reported by Commodore Joseph Billings about 1792, as "Amatignas." Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 29), IRN, shows "O[strov] Amatignak."