Information About

Aghsit Point

Quick Facts

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Location

63 ° 37' 39" N,
171 ° 47' 57" W

Region

Nome (CA)

Uses

Aghsit Point in Detail.

About

6.5 mi NE of Vngyat Point and 0.6 mi SW of Upapak Point, on the W coast of Saint Lawrence Island, 11 mi. S of Gambell.

History

Eskimo name; recorded in 1965 by Orth as Okhsit, meaning animal resting place, and refers specifically to seals. The name appears to have been first recorded during the Bunnell-Geist Expedition of 1927, 1928, or 1929.