Rat Islands in Aleutians West (CA) Borough AK


Rat Islands, Aleutians West (CA) Borough, Alaska

Rat Islands is a physical feature (island) in Aleutians West (CA) Borough.

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Feature Name: Rat Islands
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Island
Description: In the Aleutian Islands between the Near Islands to the W and the Andreanof Islands to the E, and extending from Amchitka Pass W to Buldir Island. Includes Semisopochnoi, Amchitka, Rat, Little Sitkin, Segula, Kiska, Buldir Islands and several smaller islands.
History: The name is translated from Russian "krysi" or possibly from the Aleut name "ayugadak," meaning "rat" and was applied by Captain Feodor Petrovich Lutke, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), who visited the Aleutian Islands in 1827 on a voyage around the world. Lutke (1836, p. 324) called the islands "IIles Kryci (aux rats)," and Baker (1906, p. 521), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), reported thay were "ususally called Krysi or Rat Islands."
Borough: Aleutians West (CA) Borough
Latitude: 51.7880554199
Longitude: 178.302780151
GNIS ID: 1416308

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