Poa Island

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Poa Island is located in Alaska
Poa Island
Location in Alaska

Poa Island (also called Ostrov Tumannyi or Tumannoi;[1] the native name in Aleut is Saduuĝinax̂[2]) is an islet located about 0.99 miles (1.59 km) off the south coast of Akun Island in the Fox Islands group of the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The island is 0.62 miles (1.00 km) long and reaches a maximum elevation of about 200 feet (61 m) above sea level.[3] It was named for a genus of grasses in 1888 by the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries. Captain Tebenkov (1852) called it "Ostrov Tumannyi," meaning "foggy island."[1]


  1. ^ a b Baker, Marcus; J. McCormick (1906). Geographic Dictionary of Alaska. United States Geological Survey. p. 501. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  2. ^ Bergsland, K. (1994). Aleut Dictionary. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center. 
  3. ^ Patton, Raymond Stanton; Alfred Lewis Giacomini (1916). United States Coast Pilot: Alaska. Part II. Yakutat Bay to Arctic Ocean. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. p. 202. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 

Coordinates: 54°07′38″N 165°29′59″W / 54.12722°N 165.49972°W / 54.12722; -165.49972