Information About

Cape Kovrizhka

Quick Facts

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Location

53 ° 51' 2" N,
167 ° 9' 27" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Uses

Cape Kovrizhka in Detail.

About

Located 9 miles northwest of Makushin Bay, on the northwest coast of Unalaska Island, Aleutian Islands.

History

Russian name reported by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 14), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "M(ys) Gattan" or "Cape Gattan" and by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 26), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "M(ys) Kovrizhka," meaning "Cape Gingerbread (ginger cake)." This point was called "Makushin Cape" by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) in 1888.