Information About

Sedanka Island

Quick Facts

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Location

53 ° 46' 60" N,
166 ° 11' 29" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation

1345 ft (409.96 m)

Uses

Sedanka Island in Detail.

About

in Fox Islands., off NE coast of Unalaska I.; Aleutian Islands.

History

in 1792 Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 14), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), recorded "O(strov) Spirkin." "Sithanak," which Marcus Baker recorded "Siginak," and R. H. Geoghegan spelled "Siginaq," meaning "braided" or "curled." Between 1824 and 1834 Father Veniaminov and Captain Lutke, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), used the names "Borka" and "Spirkin" or "Spirkine." (1906, p. 133) published "Biorka," which he reported as being from the "Norwegan Bjerk O, or Swedish Bjork O, meaning Birch Island."