Attu Island is a physical feature (island) in Aleutians West (CA) Borough.
|Feature Name:||Attu Island|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||the westernmost of Near Islands, the farthest W of Aleutian Islands. 37 miles long. 344.7 square miles in size.|
|History:||Attu, although possibly seen by one or both of the 1741 expedition ships from a great distance, was officially discovered and called "Saint Theodore" by Captain A. I. Chirikov in the spring of 1742 (Bancroft, 1886, p. 93). The first landing on the island appears to have been in 1745 by a party of promyshlenniki led by Mikhail Nevodchikov. The Aleut name of the island was early transcribed by the Russians as "Ostrov Attu"; spelled "Atakou" by Captain Cook (1785, v. 2, p. 502), Royal Navy (RN).|
|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 Attu Island does not include property ownership information.
Navy Town, AK
(11.9 miles ESE)
(13.9 miles E)