Amatignak Island

Island

  • Location: 51 ° 15' 44" N, 179 ° 6' 31" W
  • Borough: Aleutians West (CA)
  • Topo Maps: Now in tabbed section further down page
  • Elevation: 991 ft / 302 m
  • Length: 6 mi
  • Part of: Delarof Islands
  • Description

    Getting There
    Take a big boat from either Adak, Atka, or Dutch Harbor/Unalaska.

    About
    A treeless island 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 has large rolling grassy slopes and large cliffs.

    It's also often used as a location marker when describing earthquakes.

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

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