Latax Rocks in Kodiak Island Borough AK


Latax Rocks, Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska

Latax Rocks is a physical feature (bar) in Kodiak Island Borough.

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Feature Name: Latax Rocks
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Bar
Description: Located 5 miles north of Shuyak Island and 56 miles north of Kodiak Island.
History: Name given by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1910 in an effort to stem the increasing duplication of "Bobrovyye," published for this feature by the Russian American Company in 1849, and "Sea Otter," the translation of Bobrovyye, applied to these rocks by Baker (1906 p. 558). In 1910 "*** A suggestion was made (to U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) *** that the Indian (?) name for Sea Otter is Latax * * ". The word may possibly be from the Aleut "cngatua" meaning "hairy sea otter" according to R. H. Geoghegan.
Borough: Kodiak Island Borough
Latitude: 58.6894454956
Longitude: -152.48777771

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