Aspid Cape is a physical feature (cape) in Aleutians West (CA) Borough.
|Feature Name:||Aspid Cape|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||on SW coast of Unalaska I., 16 mi. E of Fort Glenn, Aleutian Islands.|
|History:||Recorded in 1792 as "M(ys) Ammak," probably from "ammak" the Aleut word for "night", by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 14), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). According to R. H. Geoghegan, the name "Mys Aspidskiy" was published in 1850 by Father Veniaminov, derived from the derogatory name "Aspid," meaning "asp", given by the Russians to an unpopular local Aleut chief. Published as "M(ys) Aspidney" by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 25), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). In 1888 U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) published "Nellie Juan Cape", "presumably after the schooner Nellie Juan, belonging to Mr. Samuel Applegate" (Baker, 1906, p. 107); Applegate contributed to the 11th Census taken in the Prince William Sound area.|
|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 Aspid Cape does not include property ownership information.
(3.9 miles SW)
(13 miles E)