Augustine Island

Augustine Island

(ô`gəstēn, –tĭn; ôgŭs`tĭn), unihabited volcanic island, S Alaska, in Kamishak Bay at mouth of Cook Inlet. The active Augustine (or St. Augustine) volcano, which forms the entire island, rises to 4,134 ft (1,260 m); ash from its last major eruption (1986) reached Anchorage, some 180 mi (290 km) to the northeast. The 1883 eruption is believed to have caused a 30-ft (9-m) tsunami locally.
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09 million acres in Cook Inlet, comprising 224 blocks stretching roughly from Kalgin Island in the north to Augustine Island in the south.
Additional maps show a series of offshore transects with latitudes and longitudes noted at endpoints, crossing the mid-Inlet from the Forelands to Ninilchik then circling Kalgin Island and resuming coastal survey at West Foreland headed south with a spoke pattern of tracklines off Augustine Island.
The second map shows trackline from Ursus Cove to Augustine Island with an otter in Ursus Cove: "Sea otters sighted on Belukha survey 4/9/78.
I saw 3 harbor seals in the cove off the southwest corner of Augustine Island.
The aircraft headed offshore to begin a spoke pattern off Augustine Island, circling the island ("100s HS" 100s of harbor seals on south shore + "2 HS" on north shore) then heading to shore at Bruin Bay then surveying the shoreline north to Ursus Cove ("25 HS" 25 harbor seals south of Ursus Cove) before heading back offshore where the trackline ends.
The map on 18 August shows the trackline beginning offshore (labeled "I"), northeast of Augustine Island.
The second flight (labeled "II") begins in Homer, crossing the inlet to Augustine Island, circling the island then heading to the western shoreline at Ursus Cove.
From Augustine Island the track followed the ice edge to Cape Douglas then turned north to survey along the ice edge into Kamishak Bay to Ursus Cove.
20 that the Augustine Island volcano in Alaska entered a new phase of activity, the third outburst since it erupted last March 27 (SN:5/17/86, p.