Information About

Akutan Island

Quick Facts

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Location

54 ° 7' 41" N,
165 ° 55' 5" W

Region

Aleutians East

Elevation

846 ft (257.86 m)

Uses

Akutan Island in Detail.

About

in Krenitzin Islands., Aleutian Islands. 18 miles long.

History

Aleut name reported by P. K. Krenitzin and M. Levashev in 1768 (Coxe, 1787, p. 205) and spelled Acootan by Cook (1785, v. 2, p. 425), Royal Navy (RN). This name may be from the Aleut word "hakuta" which, according to R. H. Geoghegan, means "I made a mistake."