Information About

Semichi Islands

Quick Facts

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Location

52 ° 44' 6" N,
173 ° 59' 28" E

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Uses

Semichi Islands in Detail.

About

Shemya Islands., 20 miles east-southeast of Attu Islands; Aleutian Islands.

History

Probably discovered on October 29, 1741 (Old Style (O.S.) calendar), by Captain Commander Vitus Bering, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), who applied the name "St. Abraham" to one of them. See Shemya Island. According to Baker (1906, p. 561), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), who cites W. H. Dall, the name "Semichi" was applied to these islands by the early Russians, the name being derived from the Russian "Semik," which is "the feast on the seventh Thursday after Easter, on which day they were discovered." Reverend Coxe (1787, p. 50) called them "Shemya."

Places Near Semichi Islands
Archipelagos:

Semichi Islands,

Bays:

Alcan Harbor, Nizki Cove, Skoot Cove,

Beaches:

Fox Beach,

Channels:

Shemya Pass,

Cliffs:

Alaid Head,

Islands:

Alaid Island, Hammerhead Island, Lotus Island, Nizki Island, Shemya Island,

Mountains:

Southwest Peak,

Mountain Passes:

Shemya Pass,

Streams:

Diehm Creek,