Amchitka Island is a physical feature (island) in Aleutians West (CA) Borough.
Sorry, no local resorces for this location!
|Feature Name:||Amchitka Island|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||One of the Rat Islands; Aleutian Islands. 35 miles long and 3 miles wide.|
|History:||Aleut name reported by early Russians as "Ostrov Amchitka." Baker (1906, p. 96), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), indicates that this may be the island named "St. Makarius (St. Markiana)" by Vitus Bering on October 25, 1741 (Old Style (O.S.) calendar). Golder (1922, p. 199-200), however, was of the opinion that Amchitka is too low to have been seen by Bering, and thus it is more probable that Kiska as the island so named.|
|Borough:||Aleutians West (CA) 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 Amchitka Island does not include property ownership information.
|Amchitka, AK (4.9 miles WNW)|