Information About

Raspberry Island

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 4' 2" N,
153 ° 10' 55" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Part of

Kodiak Island

Elevation

876 ft (267 m)

Uses

Raspberry Island in Detail.

About

between Afognak and Kodiak Islands.

History

U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1868 derived Raspberry by translation of part of the name "Os(trov) Malinovoy ili Syvernoy," meaning "Raspberry or North Island." This name was given by Sub-Lt. Mikhail Murashev, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), in 1839 or 1840, and published by the Russian Hydrographic Dept. in 1849 on Chart 1425. This island was shown as (North Island" by Captain Lisianski (1814, p. 169), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), and "O(strov) Bolshoy Malinovoy," meaning "Big Raspberry Island," in Tebenkov (1852, map 22). The Ussian American Company in 1849 published the name "Os(trov) Bol(shoy) Malinovsoky (Yukuk)," meaning "Big Raspberry (Yukuk) Island."