Information About

Ugak Bay

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Ugak Bay on The Map

Location

57 ° 27' 6" N,
152 ° 42' 7" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Nearest City

Port Lions

Ugak Bay in Detail.

About

extends NW off Gulf of Alaska, on E coast of Kodiak I.

History

Native name given in 1805 by Lisianski (1814, p. 173) as "Bay of Ihack." Published as "Za(liv) Igatskoy" or "Igat Bay" by Sarichev (1826, map 3). Name possibly comes from the Aleut "qugaq" which, according to R. H. Geoghegan means "evil spirit." Wagner (1937, p. 492) says "According to Baker's dictionary (p. 646) * * * Puerto de Roxas * * * was a Spanish name for Ugak Bay * * * but I have never discovered it on any Spanish map in that locality."