Refuge Island

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 Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Location: 57 ° 44' 50" N, 152 ° 17' 56" W
  • Region: Kodiak Island
  • Uses:
  • Elevation: 59 ft (17.98 m)
  • Part of: Kodiak Island

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About
in Chiniak Bay S of Long I., NE of Kodiak I.

History
Translation of the name "Os(trov) Ubezhishcha," published by Sarichev (1826, map 16). Baker (1906, p. 509) translated the name "Poverty Island," and U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) corrected this erroneous translation in 1935, with "named by the Russians because the islet was used as a place of refuge for the women and children by the natives while the warriors were doing battle with invading tribes."

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