Information About

Alaid Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Alaid Island on The Map

Location

52 ° 45' 46" N,
173 ° 53' 53" E

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Part of

Semichi Islands

Length

3.1 mi (4.99 km)

Uses

Alaid Island in Detail.

About

westernmost of Semichi Islands, Aleutian Islands. 3.1 miles long.

History

Named by the Russians from its resemblance to Alaid Island, one of the Kuril Islands in Russia, "sometimes called Little Alaid, presumably to distinguish it from that island. The American whalers call it Alida and C. Grewingk said Alaid or Herzfels (German)-Serdtse Kamen" (Baker, 1906, p. 88). Captain Tebenkov (1852. map 30), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), reported the name Alaidskaya Pupka, meaning Heart Rock or Navel of Alaid.

Places Near Alaid Island
Archipelagos:

Semichi Islands,

Bays:

Alcan Harbor, Nizki Cove, Skoot Cove,

Channels:

Semichi Pass, Shemya Pass,

Cliffs:

Alaid Head,

Islands:

Alaid Island, Hammerhead Island, Lotus Island, Nizki Island,

Mountains:

Southwest Peak,

Mountain Passes:

Shemya Pass,

Streams:

Diehm Creek,