Afognak River

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 58 ° 4' 38" N, 152 ° 48' 3" W
  • Region: Kodiak Island
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on S coast of Afognak I., heads at Afognak Lake, flows SE to Afognak Bay, Kodiak I. 3.2 miles long.

Name derived from Afognak Island reported in 1839 or 1840 as Reka Afognak, or Afognak River, by Sub Lieutenant Murashev, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN); published in 1849 on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1425. The Russian name Litnik was reported in 1900 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN). See Litnik, locality.



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