Rootok Island in Aleutians East Borough AK


Rootok Island, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska

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

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Feature Name: Rootok Island
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Island
Description: in Krenitzin Islands., Aleutian Islands.
History: Aleut name recorded by Father Veniaminov (1846) as Aikhak meaning "travel" or "traveling." R. H. Geoghegan spells the word "aixag" and says it means "travel." Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 26) and Captain Lutke (1883 Alaska Coast Pilot, p. 320) published it as Ostrov Aektok. Admiral von Krusenstern spells the name Ouektock, an intermediate form in the name's evolution to its present spelling, used first by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) in 1888. The Russians also called the island by a descriptive name: "Ostrov Goly" meaning "bare."
Borough: Aleutians East Borough
Latitude: 54.0447235107
Longitude: -165.531951904

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