Tanaskan Bay

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 Alaska

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  • Location: 53 ° 43' 36" N, 166 ° 28' 44" W
  • Region: Aleutians West (CA)
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About
part of Beaver Inlet, E coast of Unalaska I., Aleutian Islands.

History
Aleut name reported as "Zal(iv) Taneska" or "Taneska Bay" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 14), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). Father Veniaminov (1840, v.1, p. 162) called this bay "Tanaskhan" from the word "tanaskha" meaning "garden with vegetables" (1846, p. 57). According to R. H. Geoghegan, who translated Veniaminov's dictionary in 1904, the name comes from the Aleut word "tanasxa" and means "field, meadow; kitchen garden." The U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) called this feature "Macks Bay" in 1888.

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