Information About

Priest Rock

Quick Facts

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Location

54 ° 0' 52" N,
166 ° 22' 45" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Uses

Priest Rock in Detail.

About

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

History

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.