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Saint Marys

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62 ° 3' 11.002" N,
163 ° 9' 56.999" W


Wade Hampton (CA)

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Pilot Station


89 ft (27.13 m)

Saint Marys in Detail.


On the W shore of Andreafsky River, 6.4 km (4 mi) ENE of Pitkas Point and 29 km (18 mi) E of Mountain Village, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.


Andreafsky was established about 1898 or 1899 as supply depot and winter quarters for the Northern Commercial Company's riverboat fleet. It is difficult to determine now whether the village received its name from the Andreafsky River or whether the village name was instrumental in changing the river name which was earlier called "Clear River." One report says, however, that the "place received its name from the "Andrea" family who settled here in the early days and built the Russian church." The village's post office name was changed in 1955 to "Saint Marys," after the Roman Catholic Mission here. See Andreafski Redoubt.