Wooly Head is a physical feature (cliff) in Aleutians East Borough.
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|Feature Name:||Wooly Head|
|Category:||Alaska physical, cultural and historic features|
|Description:||on W coast of Nagai I., in Shumagin Is., Aleutian Range|
|History:||So named by fishermen prior to 1871 because of the violent gusts of wind called "woolies" experienced there; published by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) on an 1882 coast chart. This term is considered to be derived from a Patagonian word for a "gust of "wind" or may be descriptive of the "whitefoam formed on the water wind."|
|Borough:||Aleutians East Borough|
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(13.5 miles WNW)
Squaw Harbor, AK
(17.1 miles WNW)