Information About

Kekur Island

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 38' 38" N,
152 ° 19' 23" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Part of

Kodiak Island

Uses

Kekur Island in Detail.

About

in Kalsin Bay, 0.6 mi. NW of Isthmus Point, 11 mi. S of Kodiak, Kodiak I.

History

Transliteration of the name "Os(trov) Kekurnoy," or "Kekur Island," published by Sarichev (1826, map 16). Baker (1906, p. 357-358) wrote, "This word, spelled Kekoor, Kekour, Kekur, etc., is frequently found on Russian maps of Alaska and Eastern Siberia. It appears to be some native (sic) term adopted into the Russian and to mean any high isolated rock or rocky islet. Apparently it is an exact equivalent of the Spanish word "Farallon." Baker further stated that the Russian Hydrographic Dept. reported a list of words used by the promyshenniki, or fur hunters, in 1884 and "In this list occurs these two entries: Gurie (pyramid of rocks); Kekur, same as Gurie, but (more often) an isolated pillar-like rock." Petroff (in Bancroft, 1886, p. 225) wrote, "this expedition fell in with a large party of savages who had taken up a position on a Kekour, or detached cliff, near the shore, surrounded by water * * *. Such places, to which the Russians applied the Kamchatka name of Kekour, were often used by

Places Near Kekur Island
Bars:

Channel Rock, Cyane Rock, Discovery Rocks, Hutchinson Reef, Kalsin Reef, Kodiak Rock, Nyman Spit, Pinnacle Rock, Refuge Rock, Saint George Rock, Vasilief Rock, Williams Reef,

Bays:

Brookers Lagoon, Chiniak Bay, Cook Bay, Crab Lagoon, Gibson Cove, Helen Bay, Isthmus Bay, Kalsin Bay, Kodiak Harbor, Little Cove, Middle Bay, Mill Bay, Monashka Bay, Pasagshak Bay, Pelenga Bay, Saint Herman Bay, Saint Herman Harbor, Saint Paul Harbor, Shahafka Cove, Vera Bay, Womens Bay,

Beaches:

Finny Beach, Happy Beach, Holiday Beach,

Capes:

Broad Point, Cape Chiniak, Cape Greville, Chiniak Point, Cliff Point, Icehouse Point, Isthmus Point, Midway Point, Miller Point, Narrow Cape, Nyman Peninsula, Pasagshak Point, Pony Point, Sawmill Point, Sequel Point, Shannon Point, Spruce Cape, Termination Point,

Channels:

Woody Island Channel,

Cities:

Kodiak,

Cliffs:

Lansing Bluff,

Dams:

Bettinger A Dam, Chiniak Satellite Tracking Station Dam, Lake Bettinger B Dam, Lake Bettinger C Dam, Lake Bettinger D Dam, Monashka Creek Dam, Pillar Creek 2 Main Dam Dike C, Pillar Creek Dam Number 2 Dike A, Pillar Creek Dam Number 3, Pillar Creek Number 1 Upper Dam A, Pillar Creek Number 1 Upper Dam B, Pillar Creek Number 2 Dike B Dam, Stovers Dam, Upper Reservoir Dam,

Fictional Places:

Franklin,

Hills:

Twin Peaks,

Islands:

Bird Island, Blodgett Island, Chiniak Island, Cliff Island, Crooked Island, Gull Island, Hanin Rock, Holiday Island, Humpback Rock, Inner Humpback Rock, Isthmus Island, Jug Island, Kalsin Island, Kekur Island, Kulichkof Island, Long Island, Mary Island, Middle Island, Near Island, Popof Island, Puffin Island, Queer Island, Refuge Island, Rocky Islet, Round Island, Svitlak Island, Twin Islet, Ugak Island, Uski Island, Utesistoi Island, Viesoki Island, Woody Island, Zaimka Island,

Lakes:

Abercrombie Lake, Barry Lagoon, Beaver Lake, Bull Lake, Lake Catherine, Chiniak Lagoon, Chiniak Lake, Dark Lake, Dolgoi Lake, Dragonfly Lake, East Twin Lake, Elephant Lake, Genivieve Lake, Heitman Lake, Hidden Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, Icehouse Lake, Island Lake, Jupiter Lake, Kalsin Pond, Lilly Lake, Lily Pond Lake, Long Lake, Lake Louise, Lupin Lake, Mayflower Lake, Mission Lake, Neptune, Peninsula Lake, Potatopatch Lake, Lake Rose Teed, Salt Lake, Saturn Lake, Sawmill Lake, Snag Lake, Southern Lake, Tanignak Lake, Twin Lakes, Lake Una, Uranus,

Mountains:

Boyer Peak, Devils Prongs, Heitman Mountain, Monashka Mountain, Pillar Mountain, Shaft Peak, Slope Peak, Twin Peaks,

Pillars:

Taller Pinnacle,

Ridges:

Marin Range, Zaimka Ridge,

Rivers:

American River, Buskin River, Chiniak River, Olds River, Sacramento River,

Streams:

Bear Creek, Black Canyon Creek, Devils Creek, East Fork Twin Creek, Frank Creek, Kalsin Creek, Mayflower Creek, Monashka Creek, Myrtle Creek, Pillar Creek, Roslyn Creek, Salt Creek, Twin Creek, Virginia Creek, West Fork Twin Creek, Zenter Stream,

Routes:

Barometer Mountain Trail, Boy Scout Trail, Near Island Trail, Old Womens Mountain Trail, Pillar Mountain Trail,

Cities:

Aleksashkina, Chiniak, Mill Bay,