Tanaskan Bay in Aleutians West (CA) Borough AK


Tanaskan Bay, Aleutians West (CA) Borough, Alaska

Tanaskan Bay is a physical feature (bay) in Aleutians West (CA) Borough.

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Feature Name: Tanaskan Bay
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Bay
Description: part of Beaver Inlet, E coast of Unalaska I., Aleutian Islands.
History: Aleut name reported as "Zal(iv) Taneska" or "Taneska Bay" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 14), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN). Father Veniaminov (1840, v.1, p. 162) called this bay "Tanaskhan" from the word "tanaskha" meaning "garden with vegetables" (1846, p. 57). According to R. H. Geoghegan, who translated Veniaminov's dictionary in 1904, the name comes from the Aleut word "tanasxa" and means "field, meadow; kitchen garden." The U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) called this feature "Macks Bay" in 1888.
Borough: Aleutians West (CA) Borough
Latitude: 53.7266654968
Longitude: -166.478881836
GNIS ID: 1419335

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