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Seal Islands (Aleutians East)

Seal
Seal Islands Archipelago
Island
Country USA
State Alaska
Borough Aleutians East
Elevation 3 m (10 ft) [1]
Coordinates 40|39|N|159|24|35|W|region:US-AK_type:isle_source:GNIS&title=Seal_Islands_(Aleutians_East) name=

}} [1]

Lowest point
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Length 7 mi (11 km) [1]
Timezone AKST (UTC-9)
 - summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99...
Area code +1 907
USGS GNIS [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1409191
1409191] 
Topo map USGS Alaska
Location of Seal Islands in Alaska
[1]

The Seal Islands are a group of 12/+ islands in the Bering Sea, trending North-East 7 miles (11 km), close to the shores of Bristol Bay, Alaska, 33 miles (53 km) South-West of Port Heiden, Alaska Airfield; Bristol Bay Low.[1]

Etymology

The Seal Islands appear as "Ostrova Nerpichoi," meaning "Seal Islands" on Russian maps. They were given their name by Captain Mikhail Dmitrievich Tebenkov, who charted the Northwest Coasts of America (1852, map 24), IRN. They appeared for the first time as "Seal Islands" on an USBF chart in 1888.[1]

References

General references

  • Captain Mikhail Dmitrievich Tebenkov
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