Information About

Chirikof Point

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Chirikof Point on The Map

Location

52 ° 50' 5" N,
173 ° 24' 46" E

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Uses

Chirikof Point in Detail.

About

The easternmost peninsula of Attu Island, Aleutian Islands.

History

Named for Captain Lieutenant Alexie Ilich Chirikov who was in command of the Saint Paul on the official Russian exploring expedition, under Vitus Bering; he is given credit for the discovery of the Alaska mainland in 1741. This cape was called "Mys Vostochnoy" meaning "east cape" (Tebenkov, 1852, map 30). The translated name "East Cape" was used on American charts until the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) decision was given.

Places Near Chirikof Point
Archipelagos:

Gibson Islands,

Bars:

Hodikof Reef,

Bays:

Alexai Cove, Bedard Cove, Chichagof Harbor, Hodikof Bay, Kelliher Cove, Kelliher Cove, Massacre Bay, Navy Cove, Sarana Bay,

Beaches:

Alexai Beach, Big Mike Beach, Chichagof Beach, Chirikof Beach, Eckman Beach, Gainor Beach, Hidalgo Beach, Massacre Beach, Sarana Beach, Schuler Beach,

Capes:

Point Poker, Point Black, Alexai Point, Barbara Point, Buchanan Point, Chichagof Point, Chirikof Point, Hodikof Point, Hook Point, Point Hope, Khlebnikof Point, Krupa Point, Pisa Point, Range Point, Square Point,

Channels:

Agattu Strait, East Channel,

Cliffs:

McCloud Head,

Streams:

Sarana Brook,

Hills:

Buffalo Head, Engineer Hill,

Islands:

Akuchin Rocks, Bashmakoff Rocks, Chaloo-ga Rocks, Chuckskin Rocks, Cooper Islands, Gibson Island, Hodikof Island, Hoppe Island, Inner Rocks, Kennon Island, Loaf Island, Middle Rocks, Outer Rock, Sootin Rocks,

Lakes:

Lake Canirco, Lake Cories, Lost Lake, Mirror Lake, Lake Nicholas,

Mountains:

Brewer Peak, East Peak, Matthews Mountain, Middle Peak, Newman Peak, Simson Peak, Southwest Peak, Taylor Peak, Vanderlann Peak, Washburn Peak, West Peak,

Mountain Passes:

Alexai Pass, East Channel Massacre Bay, Greenwood Pass, Jackass Pass, Japanese Gap, Thiel Pass, West Channel Massacre Bay,

Ridges:

Gilbert Ridge, Hopkins Ridge, McNew Hill, North Ridge, Pierucci Ridge,

Streams:

Alexai Creek, Bassett Creek, Darroh Creek, Eckman Creek, Gawanka Brook, McKenzie Creek, Mirror Creek,

Valleys:

East Massacre Valley, Jim Fish Valley, Peaceful Valley, Siddens Valley, West Massacre Valley,

Cities:

Attu,