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AvastMH

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #195 on: June 26, 2017, 12:48:18 pm »
Whaler log:

Icy Reef 0 m
5864478
T BAR bar
United States US ? Alaska AK ? North Slope Borough 185
69.7725, -141.64722


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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #196 on: July 22, 2017, 09:37:42 pm »
From the William Baylies 1900A log book and William Baylies 1901 log book:

 Diomede  is called Diemeads or Dimeads, or Dymeads. The logs do not specify the difference between Big and Little Diomede. I suspect that the sea might have been iced up between them.

Aliases to Diomedes Islands added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Joan!
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #197 on: August 10, 2017, 10:33:35 pm »
From William Baylies 1899

July 24 (and following days)
Sea Horse Is. [Seahorse Islands]
70.888333, -158.7075

August 7
Martin Point
70.1208 -143.2589

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #198 on: August 22, 2017, 06:23:59 pm »
Whaler logbook of Monterey 1905 ; 26th April : https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/0dff63fb-6fbb-4473-8430-aa5827b27881.jpeg

Mount Edgecumbe

Mount Edgecumbe 938 m
Mount Edgecumbe
5845987
T MT mountain
United States US ? Alaska AK ? Sitka City and Borough 220
57.05139, -135.75861

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #199 on: August 22, 2017, 06:27:20 pm »
Whaler logbook of Monterey 1905 ; 30th April : https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/0dff63fb-6fbb-4473-8430-aa5827b27881.jpeg

Mount Saint Elias 5510 m
Mount Saint Elias
5857957
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United States US ? Alaska AK ? Yakutat City and Borough 282
60.29375, -140.92898

...and which appears to be pretty much on the border of the US and Canada
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #200 on: August 25, 2017, 11:38:25 pm »
From Barstow 1892

https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/28f318f6-ec10-4bbc-8ccf-0c48614fa191.jpeg

April 8 & 9, heading north
The 172 Pass

Later

https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/7d4d7e3f-42dd-4846-91dd-acfccdbb162c.jpeg

Oct 24, returning south
72 Pass (so called) (assume they are both the same)

Originally thought might be an alternative name to Akutan Pass, but the 172 looks to refer to the longitude, however with Barstow travelling S by E for 2 days from St Pauls, Akutan Pass does make some sense (or possibly one of the other passes listed here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Islands_Passes)

Unfortunately the log keepers have not provided helpful locations, and have not been able to find any more info.

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #201 on: August 26, 2017, 01:36:33 am »
Looking at https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/3N8800-96A (from: https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/search), I can see that 172W long passes roughly between Seguam Island and the Fox Islands and that area is labeled Amukta Pass.

Here, http://www.geonames.org/5879364/amukta-pass.html, if you bring up alternate names you will see Hundred Seventy-two Degree Pass, Seventy-Second Pass, and Seventy-two Pass.

 ;D

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #202 on: August 26, 2017, 06:03:34 pm »
https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/c2587dad-5b80-4da4-bbff-572d8d2b8bd2.jpeg?_ga=2.203654674.326104222.1503683846-1449818388.1497958650

From Barstow 1892

Oct. 16 - Farewell (?) Rock
Possibly refers to Fairway rock?

(Alternatively this could be me having trouble with the handwriting)

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #203 on: August 27, 2017, 12:41:24 am »
I also read it as Farewell, and I agree that it is probably Fairway Rock.

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #204 on: August 27, 2017, 02:50:47 pm »
Looking at https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/preview/image/3N8800-96A (from: https://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/historicals/search), I can see that 172W long passes roughly between Seguam Island and the Fox Islands and that area is labeled Amukta Pass.

Here, http://www.geonames.org/5879364/amukta-pass.html, if you bring up alternate names you will see Hundred Seventy-two Degree Pass, Seventy-Second Pass, and Seventy-two Pass.

 ;D

Following on from that, from Baylies 1892

https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/8b9bdf1a-48d6-4819-87fa-f8b5b5263943.jpeg

April 6
Heading for the 72 pass
Came through the See Guam Pass from the Pacific Ocean into the Bearing Sea

Seguam Pass:
52.185, -172.79917

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #205 on: August 31, 2017, 08:41:04 pm »
https://panoptes-uploads.zooniverse.org/production/subject_location/45790d1f-beeb-49ba-a4c4-c8d84e5d2e0d.jpeg

More from Baylies 1892

Aug 17

Rocks called Sea Horses, another alternative for Seahorse island



Point Shendding
Locations seems a reasonable match for Point Shedden (71.15, -157.06667)

Not sure what else it could be


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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #206 on: September 30, 2017, 01:24:19 pm »
Oops - lost the ship's log reference for this one:

Little Priest Rock

http://www.alaska.org/detail/little-priest-rock

Also known as Second Priest Rock, Little Priest Rock is a large, pointed rock easily spotted near the entrance to Summer Bay. Birds perch on the top and on shorter rocks nearby (many just above the surface of the water). Little Priest Rock attracts many seabirds and shorebirds, including bald eagles, puffins, Emperor Geese, grebes and loons. You might even find harbor seals relaxing on one of the flatter rocks.

From Google Maps:
53.901340,-166.439086


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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #207 on: September 30, 2017, 01:40:29 pm »
Good find!

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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #208 on: September 30, 2017, 10:57:37 pm »
Here's another one - this one was like pulling teeth  :o ;)  Turns out that Sanak Island is also called Halibut Island (there's another Halibut Island way back East from the Aleutians).  Bless Donald J Orth is what I say :)

#baylies1887

April 4 1887
'Sunset made Holabut Island'

The Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, Donald J Orth, 1967 : 'Halibut Island: island, see Sanak Island.'

Sanak Island makes a great deal of sense since they then 'kept off for Ounimak Pass'
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Re: Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #209 on: October 12, 2017, 06:46:29 pm »
Chicken Island
Latitude:  60? 2' 23" (60.0397?) north
Longitude:  147? 55' 58" (147.9328?) west

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