Information About

Cape Yakak

Quick Facts

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Location

51 ° 35' 31" N,
176 ° 56' 30" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation

197 ft (60.05 m)

Uses

Cape Yakak in Detail.

About

SW tip of Adak I., Aleutian Islands.

History

Aleut name published by the Russians as "M(ys) Yakhakh" or "Cape Yakhakh" (in Tebenkov, 1852, map p. 28). This point was reported by Father Ioann Veniaminov as "Yagak," which he translated as "firewood" or "driftwood." This word may come from the Aleut word "Yagaqadaq" which, according to R. H. Geoghegan, means "firwood" or "firgrove."