Chichagof Bay

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 Alaska

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  • Location: 55 ° 39' 19" N, 160 ° 14' 3" W
  • Region: Aleutians East
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on W shore of Stepovak Bay, Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Range. 2.5 miles wide.

History
Local name reported by members of the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 (v. 4 , p. 69-78). Commonly called Chicago Bay according to U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) 1916 Coast Pilot (v. 2, p. 165). Named for Admiral Vasili Iakob Chichagov, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), who, with a fleet of three ships, made explorations in the Arctic regions in 1765-66.

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