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Priest Rock

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54 ° 0' 52" N,
166 ° 22' 45" W


Aleutians West (CA)


Priest Rock in Detail.


off Cape Kalekta on NE coast of Unalaska I., Aleutian Islands.


Descriptive name used locally because of the resemblance of the rock to a Russian priest. Captain Lutke (1836, p. 281), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), says: The broken-down cliffs and isolated rocks sometimes take the most fantastic forms; as, for example, the one just in front of Cape Kalekta exactly resembles an old man having his head inclined and his arms crossed on his breast.