Information About

Whale Island

Quick Facts

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Location

57 ° 57' 9" N,
152 ° 47' 31" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Elevation

325 ft (99.06 m)

Uses

Whale Island in Detail.

About

between Kupreanof Strait and Marmot Bay, N of Kodiak I.; Kodiak Islands. 15 square miles in size.

History

called "Os(trov) Govorushechiy ili Kitoy," meaning "Kittiwake (red-legged seagull, Rissa brevirostris), or Whale Island," by Sub-Lt. Mikhail Murashev in 1839 or 1840 and published in 1849 on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1425. was reported to be the local name for this feature in 1897 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN), of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) steamer Albatross.

Places Near Whale Island
Bars:

Big Rock, Danger Reef, Deranof Rock, Ilkognak Rock, Shag Rocks, Skipwith Reefs, Thomas Rock, Village Reefs,

Bays:

Afognak Bay, Anton Larsen Bay, Back Bay, Back Bay, Barabara Cove, Fox Bay, Kazakof Bay, Kizhuyak Bay, Marka Bay, Settler Cove, Shakmanof Cove, Sharatin Bay, Waskanareska Bay, Yukuk Bay,

Capes:

Afognak Point, Bare Point, Bird Point, Cape Kazakof, Chernof Point, Chiachi Point, Crag Point, Dirovati Point, Dolphin Point, Dovolno Point, Far Point, Graveyard Point, Head Point, Inner Point, Kekur Point, Kizhuyak Point, Last Point, Last Timber Point, Leto Point, Lipsett Point, Low Cape, Nachalni Point, Near Point, Nochlega Point, Occident Point, Opasni Point, Orient Point, Ostrovka Point, Otrubistoi Point, Peregrebni Point, Pestchani Point, Pokati Point, Posliedni Point, Rivermouth Point, Seredni Point, Settlement Point, Shakmanof Point, Shoal Point, Talnik Point, Three Pillar Point, Tiger Cape, Uzkosti Point, Yuzhni Point,

Channels:

Afognak Strait, Eastern Passage, The Narrows, The Slough, Whale Passage,

Cities:

Port Lions,

Dams:

Port Lions Dam,

Islands:

Alexander Island, Arnkil Island, Deranof Island, Dot Island, Hog Island, Koniuji Island, Lamb Island, Larsen Island, Larsen Island, Little Raspberry Island, Nachalni Island, Parrot Island, Stripe Rock, Treeless Island, Whale Island, Winter Island,

Lakes:

Afognak Lake,

Mountains:

Afognak Mountain, Elbow Mountain, Mount Ellison, Erskine Mountain, Hatchery Peak, Katenai Hill, Litnik Mountain, Pyramid Mountain, Sharatin Mountain,

Rivers:

Afognak River, Red Cloud River,

Streams:

Elbow Creek, Hatchery Creek, Small Creek,

Cities:

Afognak, Aleneva, Aleut Village,