Information About

Sviechnikof Harbor

Quick Facts

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Location

52 ° 3' 2" N,
173 ° 23' 52" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Uses

Sviechnikof Harbor in Detail.

About

on S coast of Atka I., Aleutian Islands.

History

Surveyed and probably named by pilot Ivan Chernof in 1832, and published as Svetchnikoff Port by Captain Lutke (1836, p.308), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). It may be a family name, or from "sviechnik", Russian for "tallow chandler."