Information About

Afognak River

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 4' 38" N,
152 ° 48' 3" W

Region

Kodiak Island

Uses

Afognak River in Detail.

About

on S coast of Afognak I., heads at Afognak Lake, flows SE to Afognak Bay, Kodiak I. 3.2 miles long.

History

Name derived from Afognak Island reported in 1839 or 1840 as Reka Afognak, or Afognak River, by Sub Lieutenant Murashev, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN); published in 1849 on Russian Hydrographic Dept. Chart 1425. The Russian name Litnik was reported in 1900 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser, U.S. Navy (USN). See Litnik, locality.