Wooly Head in Aleutians East Borough AK


Wooly Head, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska

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
Feature Type: Physical
Class: Cliff
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
Latitude: 55.1122207642
Longitude: -160.186386108

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