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Umnak

(o͞om`năk), island, c.83 mi (134 km) long, off SW Alaska, one of the largest of the Aleutian Islands. Its two lobes, connected by an isthmus, are marked by volcanic features. The volcanic peaks, Mt. Vsevidof, 7,236 ft (2,206 m) high, and Mt. Recheshnoi, 6,509 ft (1,984 m) high, with geysers on its NE flank, are in the south, and Okmok, a volcanic caldera, is in the north.
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Cleveland Volcano forms the western part of Chuginadak Island and is 45 miles (70 kilometers) west of tiny Nikolski and its 15 permanent residents on Umnak Island.
One teenager who lives in the village of Nikolski on the island of Umnak vowed that he would take up the sport: 'After all, my family has a pretty good history in the iqyax.'
Key terms: Paleo-Aleut, Neo-Aleut, Hrdlicka, Kagamil burial cave, Ship Rock burial cave, Chaluka midden, Umnak Island, Eastern Aleutians, stable carbon isotope chemistry, stable nitrogen isotope chemistry, bone collagen
The Aleutians comprise four main groups: Fox Islands, nearest to the mainland, including Unalaska, Unimak, Umnak and Akutan; Andreanof Islands, including Amlia, Atka, Adak, Kanaga and Tanaga; Rat Islands, including Amchitka and Kiska; and Near Islands, the smallest and westernmost group, including Agattu and Attu.
Surveys in the broader region traversed 19,686 nautical miles and were focused in the Bering Sea within twenty miles of the shoreline between Unimak Pass and eastern Umnak Island (Fig.
In the Bering Sea, in addition to the nearshore Bristol Bay trawl closure described previously, the Alaska Board of Fisheries closed all the major embayments west of Unimak Pass to Umnak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands to trawling.
he not only maintained bombers, but was also sent on temporary duty to perform a variety of tasks at a remote Aleutian island town called Umnak.
Fort Glenn on Umnak Island (Aleutians) was one of the most secretive operations during WWII.
A memorable flightseeing option (69) takes you through the velvety interior valleys of Unalaska and nearby Umnak Island.