Shumagin Islands is a physical feature (island) in Aleutians East Borough.
|Feature Name:||Shumagin Islands|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||S of Alaska Peninsula, including Unga, Popof, Korovin, Nagai, Simeonof, and Big and Little Koniuji Is., plus other smaller islands.|
|History:||Named by Captain Commander Vitus Bering, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), for one of his sailors, who died of scurvy and was buried here August 30, 1741. Father Veniaminov (1840, v.1, p. 255) reported the Aleut name as "Kagigun" and Golovin said the Aleuts called the islands "Unga," from the name of the largest of the group (1862, voyage 1, p. 174). The name was published in French as "I(les) Choumagin" or "Shumagin Islands" by Admiral Krusenstern (1827, map 20), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN).|
|Borough:||Aleutians East Borough|
Note that you do not have the right to enter private property without the owner's permission. You do have a right to access goverment property that is open to the general public. The GNIS Feature Detail Report for Shumagin Islands does not include property ownership information.
|Unga, AK (19.7 miles WNW)|