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Yakutat Bay

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Location

59 ° 43' 54" N,
139 ° 50' 19" W

Region

Yakutat

Uses

Yakutat Bay in Detail.

About

18 miles across, extending southwest from Disenchantment Bay to the Gulf of Alaska, Malaspina Coastal Plain.

History

Tlingit Indian name reported as "Jacootat" and "Yacootat" by Lisianski in 1805. The bay was named "Baie de Monti" by La Perouse, who visited it in 1786, for one of his officers. In the same year, Captain Nathaniel Portlock named it "Admiralty Bay," while the Spanish called it "Almirantazgo." The name "Bering Bay" also has been applied to the feature on the assumption that Bering visited it in 1741. As a result of usage the native name has been adopted.