Atka Island

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 52 ° 8' 17" N, 174 ° 26' 43" W
  • Region: Aleutians West (CA)
  • Elevation: 1,319 ft / 402 m
  • Part of: Andreanof Islands
  • Mountains: Korovin Volcano, Sarichef Volcano,

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largest of Andreanof Islands., Aleutian Islands. 55 miles long.

History
Aleut name; reported by early Russian traders; published as "Atchu Island" by Reverend Coxe (1780, p. 156); "Atghka" by Captain Cook (1785, v. 2, p. 503), RN; "Atkha Ile," by Captain Lutke (1836, p. 307), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN); "O(strov) Atka," or "Atka Island," on the 1848 Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1400, and by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 27), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN).

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