Bechevin Bay in Aleutians East Borough AK


Bechevin Bay, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska

Bechevin Bay is a physical feature (bay) in Aleutians East Borough.

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Feature Name: Bechevin Bay
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Bay
Description: between Unimak I. and Alaska Peninsula, at SW end of Aleutian Range. 8 miles wide.
History: Named "Betchevinskoi" by Captain Lutke (1836, p. 296), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), for the merchant, Bechevin, of Irkutsk, Siberia, who "dispatched in 1760 the largest vessel hitherto sent to the Aleutian Islands * * *," the Gavril (Bancroft, 1886, p. 122). The Russian Hydrographic Dept. included this feature in its application of the name "Pr(oliv) Isannakhskiy" (Isanotski Strait) published in 1847 on Chart 1379. In 1882 the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) published the name "Bitchevinskoi".
Borough: Aleutians East Borough
Latitude: 54.9822235107
Longitude: -163.371109009

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