Amaknak Island

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 53 ° 54' 37" N, 166 ° 32' 12" W
  • Region: Aleutians West (CA)
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  • Length: 4.3 mi (6.92 km)
  • Elevation: 1539 ft (469.09 m)

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About
in Fox Is., in Unalaska Bay, on NE coast of Unalaska I., Aleutian Is.; 4.3 miles long.

History
Aleut name; published by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, maps 14-15), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN) as "Ostr(ov) Amaknakh", meaning "Amaknak Island." Spelled "amakhnak" by Captain Lutke (1836, p. 281), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN); "Amaknak" by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) in 1888. According to R. H. Geoghegan, the name means "burial place," from "amaiknag" meaning "place of impurity".

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