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propriome

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Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« on: March 15, 2013, 02:57:27 pm »
In general, if you are looking for place names or for maps and other useful references, you should go to Alaskan Place Names -- Reference.

You can use this topic to search for information that has not yet been added to the Reference topic.

You can also use this topic to ask for help with reading an Alaskan place name or locating the place.
Give us a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned and tell us approximately where it occurs on the page(s).

Note: Place names include lighthouses.



If you have information about a place name or find a useful reference, please help everyone by contributing it to this topic.

When contributing place names, try to provide as many of the following as possible:
  • Name in log
  • Latitude and Longitude (preferably in decimal format with a minimum of one decimal place - two decimal places is the preferred format)
  • Current name (if different)
  • Link to more information
  • Also, in case of problems, a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned would be helpful
Don't worry if you can't supply all the information. Your link to the page will enable others to search for the missing information.
(You can save us even more work by using the template provided, but that is strictly optional.)
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Pommy Stuart

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 03:52:19 am »
USATrinity Islands, Aleutians54.43472 : -162.88139Alaska
USAGeese Islands, AleutiansLatitude: 54.68583 : -162.22333AlaskaNow called Goose Islands

Both Added to reference topic - thanks Stuart
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 09:50:37 am »
USACape Lapin54.9675 N, 164.125 WAlaskaAleutian Islands

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 09:23:59 pm »
USAlitak Bay56.88528 / -154.12167Alaska

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 09:30:16 pm »
USTugidak Island56.5067N / 154.6283WAlaska

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 04:19:35 am »
USAUmnak Island53?13′26″N 168?25′55″W.   or 53.223889, -168.431944AlaskaIn log book looks like Amnak Island, in Misc looks like Umnak Island. http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Concord/vol017of040/vol017of040_100_0.jpg

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2013, 12:31:01 am »
This link seems to contain useful info on Alaska.
http://archive.org/stream/unitedstatescoas00uscorich/unitedstatescoas00uscorich_djvu.txt

Found it when searching for McAdoo bay (also called Inanudak Bay)

USAInanudak Bay53.29083 / -168.44556AlaskaHas also been known as McAdoo Bay, on Umnak island.

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 10:21:01 am »
Yunaska Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, United States, was know in 1894 as
Younaska Island, Aleutians West, Alaska, United States.

Chuginadak Island was known as Schuginadak in 1894.

All added to reference and map - thanks Stuart
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2013, 10:37:03 pm »
Another site with Lat/Long.  Good for use around the world.
http://tidespy.com/alphaPlaceIndex.php?Initial=A&cntrySel=USA&stateSel=Alaska
Select the country and state.
Select letter of place. The poor thing here is the list is across two columns.
Click  the world icon and the Lat/Long is displayed on the upcoming screens.

Also try http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2013, 05:32:50 pm »
Well, this is an interesting place name

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USCS%20Patterson/Book%2015%20-%20April%201%20-%20June%2030,%201914/IMG_6529_1.jpg

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At midnight, steaming SW 1/2 S (W'ly) about 4 1/2 mi N (true) from N****r Head


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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2013, 09:29:42 pm »
Dare I say it was Dark at that time of night?


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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2013, 09:49:14 pm »
The log page's mention of Nigger Head - and any good transcription/edit - is history, not a violation of any modern standard; it is what was, and we are less if we don't acknowledge that.  Admitting we are no longer are comfortable with it is also a good thing, and doesn't need humor to cover that up.

My personal opinion.

So no, no deletion.  :)

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 02:45:03 pm »
Goodnews Bay should probably be added to the Alaska reference list - the Patterson is hanging out there at the moment:

59.1214? N, 161.5858? W
Goodnews Bay, Coordinates

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2013, 07:33:28 pm »
Warehouse Creek 59.93/-162.10

http://www.mytopo.com/locations/index.cfm?fid=1411769

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 03:44:38 pm »
Tanglefoot Bay 57.58/-154.49  Kodiak Island
http://itouchmap.com/?d=1410637&s=AK&f=bay

Uyak Bay 57.71/-154.00 Kodiak Island
http://mapcarta.com/24103114


Both added to ref & map, thanks jil
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