Wooly Head

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 Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Location: 55 ° 6' 44" N, 160 ° 11' 11" W
  • Region: Aleutians East
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  • Elevation: 433 ft (131.98 m)

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About
on W coast of Nagai I., in Shumagin Is., Aleutian Range

History
So named by fishermen prior to 1871 because of the violent gusts of wind called "woolies" experienced there; published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) on an 1882 coast chart. This term is considered to be derived from a Patagonian word for a "gust of "wind" or may be descriptive of the "whitefoam formed on the water wind."

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