Information About

Refuge Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Refuge Island on The Map


57 ° 44' 49.999" N,
152 ° 17' 56" W


Kodiak Island

Nearest City


Part of

Kodiak Island


59 ft (17.98 m)

Refuge Island in Detail.


in Chiniak Bay S of Long I., NE of Kodiak I.


Translation of the name "Os(trov) Ubezhishcha," published by Sarichev (1826, map 16). Baker (1906, p. 509) translated the name "Poverty Island," and U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) corrected this erroneous translation in 1935, with "named by the Russians because the islet was used as a place of refuge for the women and children by the natives while the warriors were doing battle with invading tribes."

Places Near Refuge Island

Pestriak, Yelovoi,


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


Balika Basin, Balika Cove, Brookers Lagoon, Chasovina Cove, Chiniak Bay, Cook Bay, Crab Lagoon, Gibson Cove, Helen Bay, Icon Bay, Island Bay, Isthmus Bay, Kalsin Bay, Knee Bay, Kodiak Harbor, Little Cove, Middle Bay, Mill Bay, Monashka Bay, Pelenga Bay, Saint Herman Bay, Saint Herman Harbor, Saint Paul Harbor, Shahafka Cove, Sunny Cove, Trip Cove, Vera Bay,


Finny Beach, Happy Beach, Holiday Beach,


Azimuth Point, Black Point, Broad Point, Cape Chiniak, Cape Greville, Chiniak Point, Cliff Point, Course Point, East Cape, Icehouse Point, Isthmus Point, Midway Point, Miller Point, Naugolka Point, Nyman Peninsula, Ostrof Point, Pestriak Point, Pony Point, Sawmill Point, Sequel Point, South Point, Spruce Cape, Termination Point, Zapadni Point,


Narrow Strait, Narrow Strait, Ouzinkie Narrows, Woody Island Channel,


Kodiak, Ouzinkie,


Lansing Bluff,


Bettinger A Dam, Chiniak Satellite Tracking Station Dam, City of Ouzinkie Dam, City of Ouzinkie Lower 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:



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


Abercrombie Lake, Beaver Lake, Lake Bettinger, Lake Catherine, Chiniak Lagoon, Chiniak Lake, Dark Lake, Dolgoi Lake, Dragonfly Lake, Elephant Lake, Genivieve Lake, Hidden Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, Icehouse Lake, Island Lake, Jupiter Lake, Kalsin Pond, Lilly Lake, Lily Pond Lake, Long Lake, Lake Louise, Mayflower Lake, Mission Lake, Neptune, Peninsula Lake, Potatopatch Lake, Salt Lake, Saturn Lake, Sawmill Lake, Seldevoe Lagoon, Snag Lake, Southern Lake, Tanignak Lake, Lake Una, Uranus,


Boyer Peak, Devils Prongs, Mount Herman, Monashka Mountain, Pillar Mountain, Slope Peak,


Taller Pinnacle,


Marin Range, Zaimka Ridge,


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


Black Canyon Creek, East Fork Twin Creek, Frank Creek, Kalsin Creek, Mayflower Creek, Monashka Creek, Myrtle Creek, Pillar Creek, Roslyn Creek, Twin Creek, Virginia Creek, West Fork Twin Creek,


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


Aleksashkina, Chiniak, Mill Bay,