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Amaknak Island

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Location

53 ° 54' 37" N,
166 ° 32' 12" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Length

4.3 mi (6.92 km)

Elevation

1539 ft (469.09 m)

Uses

Amaknak Island in Detail.

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About

in Fox Is., in Unalaska Bay, on NE coast of Unalaska I., Aleutian Is.; 4.3 miles long.


History

Aleut name; published by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, maps 14-15), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN) as "Ostr(ov) Amaknakh", meaning "Amaknak Island." Spelled "amakhnak" by Captain Lutke (1836, p. 281), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN); "Amaknak" by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) in 1888. According to R. H. Geoghegan, the name means "burial place," from "amaiknag" meaning "place of impurity".

Places Near Amaknak Island
Bars:

Bailey Ledge, Chelan Bank, Iliuliuk Reef, Priest Rock, Swallow Reef,

Bays:

Agamgik Bay, Amugul Bay, Broad Bay, Captains Bay, Constantine Bay, Dutch Harbor, Erskine Bay, Final Bay, Iliuliuk Bay, Iliuliuk Harbor, Kalekta Bay, Kisselen Bay, Margaret Bay, Morris Cove, Nateekin Bay, Reese Bay, Small Bay, Summer Bay, Tanaskan Bay, Ugadaga Bay, Ulalux, Unalaska Bay, Uniktali Bay, Wide Bay, Xatacyan Lagoon,

Beaches:

Agnes Beach, Arkansas Beach, Chaluuknax, Ququgan,

Capes:

Agamgim Yaga, Cape Cheerful, Cape Kalekta, Cape Wislow, Chaluuknam Yaga, Chaxsxin Kadaa, Devilfish Point, Eider Point, Obernoi Point, Rocky Point, Spithead, Tanasxan Yaga, Ulakta Head, Uugdagan-yaga, Yagim Aantuudaayulux,

Cities:

Unalaska,

Cliffs:

Bishops Cap, Princess Head,

Hills:

Bunker Hill, Goblers Knob,

Islands:

Amaknak Island, Amugam-tangingin, Arch Rock, Cave Rock, Dushkot Island, Eagle Rock, Expedition Island, Fish Rock, Fox Islands, Hog Island, Needle Rock, North Rock, Round Island, Second Priest Rock, South Amaknak Rocks, Tanasxan Tangingin, Tuscarora Rock, Wislow Island,

Lakes:

McLees Lake, Unalaska Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Ballyhoo, Mount Coxcomb, Kiichxix Kangaxtax, Long Mountain, Mount Newhall, Pyramid Peak, Split Top Mountain, Table Top Mountain,

Mountain Passes:

East Channel, South Channel,

Rivers:

Nateekin River, Shaishnikof River,

Streams:

Amugul Creek, Ugadachan Creek,

Valleys:

Makushin Valley,

Cities:

Cheerful (historical), Dutch Harbor, Imagnee (historical), Uknodok (historical),