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Afognak Island

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58 ° 15' 0" N,
152 ° 30' 0" W


Kodiak Island

Nearest City



466 ft (142.04 m)

Afognak Island in Detail.


N of Kodiak I.; Kodiak I.


native name published by Reverend Coxe (1780, p. 289) as "Afagnack." Captain George Vancouver (1798, v. 3, p. 175) referred to this island in 1794 as that "which the Russians call Fogniak * * *.: was called "Afognack" by Capt Lisianski (1814, p. 186), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), and "Ostrov Afognak" or "Afognak Island" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 5), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), and Captain Tebenkov (1852), map 22), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN) (1785, v. 2, p. 404), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), suspected that this feature might be an island, but referred to it as a part of the Alaska Peninsula.