Information About

Chiniak Island

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Location

57 ° 37' 40" N,
152 ° 9' 11" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Uses

Chiniak Island in Detail.

About

N of Cape Chiniak, 15 mi. SE of Kodiak, Kodiak I.

History

Aleut name, derived from Cape Chiniak. Identified as "Giniak Island" in 1803-06 by von Langsdorff (1813-14, v. 2, p. 56) who said Cape Chiniak "is bounded to the north by two small islands, one of which in the language of the country, is called Giniak * * *." In 1849 the Russian American Company published the name "Os(trov) Chiniakskoy," or "Chiniak Island," for this feature.