Information About

Tanogtukan Lake

Quick Facts

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Location

56 ° 36' 15" N,
169 ° 36' 15" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Length

528 ft (160.93 m)

Uses

Tanogtukan Lake in Detail.

About

on N coast of St. George I., in Pribilof Islands.

History

Aleut name recorded in 1897 as "Tanogtuck'an-an'yi," meaning "old lake village," referring to the nearby site of an old Russian village, by Putnam (1903, p. 1016), U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS). Elliott (1881, p. 59) wrote that he was told by the Aleut that this site "marks the first spot selected by the Russians for their village after the discovery of St. George (I.), in 1786."