Information About

Augustine Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Augustine Island on The Map

Location

59 ° 21' 46" N,
153 ° 25' 50" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Elevation

3648 ft (1111.91 m)

Uses

Augustine Island in Detail.

About

Located in Kamishak Bay, 70 mi. SW of Homer; Aleutian Range. 32.4 square miles in size.

History

Formed by Augustine Volcano, it was discovered and named "Saint Augustine Island" in 1778 by Captain James Cook, Royal Navy. Late 18th century charts referred to it as "Mount Saint Augustine." Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 5), Imperial Russian Navy, called it "O(strov) Chernoburoy," which was derived from the Russian words "chernyy," meaning "black," and "buryy," meaning "brown." Reported in 1867 as "Blackbrown Island" by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS).

Places Near Augustine Island
Bars:

Augustine Rocks,

Capes:

Burr Point, Ursus Head,

Islands:

Augustine Island,

Mountains:

Augustine Volcano,