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Biorka

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Location

53 ° 49' 37" N,
166 ° 12' 29" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation

62 ft (18.9 m)

Uses

Biorka in Detail.

About

On the north coast of Sedanka Island in the Fox Islands, 13 miles southeast of Unalaska village, Aleutian Islands.

History

In 1790 Martin Sauer recorded the Aleut name "Sidankin"; in 1826 Lieutenant Sarichev (map 14 dated 1792), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), published "S(elo) Sedanka" or "Sedanka Village"; Father Veniaminov (1840, v. 1, p. 185) wrote the Aleut name "Uguyug". In 1888 U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) recorded "Burka", which Baker (1906 p. 133) published "Bioka", "from the Norwegian Bjerk O or Swedish Bjork O, meaning Birch Island."