Information About

Erskine Bay

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Erskine Bay on The Map

Location

53 ° 44' 23" N,
166 ° 33' 37" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Uses

Erskine Bay in Detail.

About

part of Beaver Inlet on E coast of Unalaska I., Aleutian Islands. 0.7 mile wide.

History

Named for Captain Melville C. Erskine of the Alaska Commercial Company by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) in 1888. Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 14), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), referred to it as "Zal(iv) Kikukalen" or "Kikukalen Bay." Father Veniaminov (1840, v. 1, p. 162) called it "Kikukalya."