Information About

Semisopochnoi Island

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Semisopochnoi Island on The Map

Location

51 ° 57' 5" N,
179 ° 36' 3" E

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Part of

Rat Islands

Ridges

Perret Ridge,

Uses

Semisopochnoi Island in Detail.

About

island, 13 mi. across, northeasternmost of Rat Islands., Aleutian Islands.

History

Descriptive name derived from the Russian words "sem" meaning "seven," and "sopochka," meaning "extinct volcano"--seven volcanoes or seven peaks. Published by Lieutenant G. A. Sarichev (1826, map 3), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "O(strov) Semisoposhnoy". It was published as "O(strov) Semisopochnyy" or "Semisopchnyy Island" by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 29), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). The island may have been named in 1790 by Lieutenant Sarichev, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN).