Information About

Baralof Bay

Quick Facts

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Location

55 ° 14' 8" N,
160 ° 33' 3" W

Region

Aleutians East

Uses

Baralof Bay in Detail.

About

extends W off Popof Strait, on E coast of Unga I., Aleutian Range. 3 miles long.

History

Apparently a corruption of "Vavilof," as the bay was named "Vavilofskaia Gavan" by Father Veniaminov, in 1840 (v. 1, p. 258). In 1872 W. H. Dall, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) called it "New Harbor;" Atwood (1911, p. 21) U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), wrote of "Baralof" or "Squaw Harbor."