Cherni Island in Aleutians East Borough AK


Cherni Island, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska

Cherni Island is a physical feature (island) in Aleutians East Borough.

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Feature Name: Cherni Island
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Island
Description: part of Sandman Reefs, 15 mi. S of Deer I., Aleutian Range. 2 miles long.
History: Name given by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1936 to avoid conflict with the larger Chernabura Island of the Shumagin Island, 90 mi. to the northeast. The Russian name "Chernabura," from the words "Chyorny" meaning "black" and "burnastyy" meaning "brown," was given to this island by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) in 1888. The Aleut name was published as "Taganak" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 3), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), from the word "taganaq" meaning "it alighted."
Borough: Aleutians East Borough
Latitude: 54.636390686
Longitude: -162.368606567

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