Information About

Garden Cove

Quick Facts

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Location

56 ° 34' 0" N,
169 ° 30' 45" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation

23 ft (7.01 m)

Uses

Garden Cove in Detail.

About

on SE coast of Saint George I., in Prigilof Islands. 0.3 mile wide.

History

This cove is a good anchorage, reported by Elliott (1903, Saint George map and notes) in 1873-74. The Aleut name is "Kra'kankring'a" meaning "facing the east," according to Putnam (1903, p. 1015), U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS). Elliott (p. 19) writes that the early Russians "planted at Garden Cove, " which probably is the origin of the name.