Tolstoi Point

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 56 ° 35' 40" N, 169 ° 28' 0" W
  • Region: Aleutians West (CA)
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  • Elevation: 187 ft (57 m)

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on E tip of St. George I., in Pribilof Islands.

History
Descriptive Russian name, reported in 1903 by G. R. Putnam, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), from the Russian "tolstoy" meaning "thick" (p. 1013-1015). Putnam claimed (in Baker, 1906, p. 631): "The native name is "Kagalogh" * * * "which probably comes from the Aleut word "Kagaluk," meaning "stern of a baidarka," according to R. H. Geoghegan. This feature was called by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 21) Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), Vostochnoy," meaning "East Cape."

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