Uganik Island

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 57 ° 53' 13" N, 153 ° 21' 22" W
  • Region: Kodiak Island
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  • Elevation: 718 ft (218.85 m)
  • Part of: Kodiak Island


between Uganik and Vickoda Bays, on N coast of Kodiak I.

Native name reported in 1805 by Lisianski (1814, p. 169) as "Oohanick Island." Baker (1906, p. 647) wrote a transliteration of the Russian "O(strov) Uganik," or "Uganik Island," published by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 23). The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) erroneously transliterated Captain Tebenkov's spelling as "Uganuk" and U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) did the same in 1888.



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