Island chain comprising the west end of the Aleutian Islands, extending from the Ingenstrem Rocks westward about 95 mi to Peaked Island just off Cape Wrangell, west of Attu Island. The principal islands are Attu, Agattu, and the three Semichi Islands, Alaid, Nizki, and Shemya.
This name is a traslation of the descriptive name "Plishnie Ostrova," published by G. H. von Langsdorff (1813-14, v. 2, p. 13). Lieutenant G. A. Sarichev (1826, map 1), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), published the name as "o(stro) va Blizhniye." This name was given by the early Russian explorers because these are the nearest of the Aleutian Islands to Asia. See Aleutian Islands.
Alexai Cove, Austin Cove, Bedard Cove, Blind Cove, Blonde Cove, Brunette Cove, Casco Cove, Chichagof Harbor, East Arm Holtz Bay, Hodikof Bay, Holtz Bay, Kelliher Cove, Massacre Bay, Navy Cove, Pyramid Cove, Sarana Bay, Steller Cove, Temnac Bay, West Arm Holtz Bay,
Alexai Beach, Austin Beach, Big Mike Beach, Birch Beach, Casco Beach, Center Beach, Chichagof Beach, Eckman Beach, Elliot Beach, Elliott Beach, Hidalgo Beach, Kearney Beach, Massacre Beach, Red Beach, Sarana Beach, Sonom Beach, Temnac Beach, West Beach,
Point Poker, Point Black, Alexai Point, Barbara Point, Casco Point, Center Point, Chichagof Point, Golstov Point, Goltsov Point, Hodikof Point, Hook Point, Point Hope, Khlebnikof Point, Krasni Point, Krupa Point, Murder Point, Pisa Point, Range Point, Sanders Cape, Square Point,
Attu Mountain, Black Mountain, Brewer Peak, Cold Mountain, Cupps Hill, Devils Mountain, East Peak, Faneto Hill, Martinez Mountain, Matthews Mountain, Middle Peak, Newman Peak, Simson Peak, Southwest Peak, Taylor Peak, Terrible Mountain, Vanderlann Peak, Washburn Peak, West Peak, Weston Mountains, Young Hill,
Brannon Ridge, Buchanan Ridge, Discher Escarpment, Fishhook Ridge, Fleishman Ridge, Gilbert Ridge, Henderson Ridge, Hopkins Ridge, Moore Ridge, North Ridge, Owens Ridge, Pierucci Ridge, Prendergat Ridge, Robinson Ridge, Theodore Ridge, Vieth Ridge,
Aboud Creek, Addison Creek, Alexai Creek, Angel Creek, Ballentine Creek, Bassett Creek, Darroh Creek, Eckman Creek, Gawanka Brook, George Creek, Hardy Creek, Hoelsher Creek, Kaufman Creek, Kent Creek, Kingfisher Creek, Lefler Creek, McKenzie Creek, Mirror Creek, O-Donnell Creek, Rocky Point Creek, Rucksock Creek, Scout Creek,