Vitus Lake

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Vitus Lake
Location Yakutat City and Borough, Alaska
Coordinates 60°07′32″N 143°25′05″W / 60.12556°N 143.41806°W / 60.12556; -143.41806Coordinates: 60°07′32″N 143°25′05″W / 60.12556°N 143.41806°W / 60.12556; -143.41806
Primary outflows Seal River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 23 km (14 mi)
Max. width 9 km (5.6 mi)
References [1]

Vitus Lake is a lake in Alaska. It is 23 km (14 mi) long and 9 km (5.5 mi) wide. It is named for Vitus Bering, leader of the 1741 expedition to Alaska. Vitus Lake forms the southern limit of the Bering Lobe, outlets via the Seal River to the Gulf of Alaska. It is also allegedly home to Vittie, a cryptid and local legend. The name Vittie is a derivation of the name Nessie, the cryptid allegedly living in Loch Ness.

  1. ^ Daniels, Howard. "Small Town Alaska: An Anthology". Retrieved 12/9/12.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)