Yakutat Bay is a 29-km-wide (18 mi) bay in the U.S. state of Alaska, extending southwest from Disenchantment Bay to the Gulf of Alaska. "Yakutat" is a Tlingit name reported as "Jacootat" and "Yacootat" by Yuri Lisianski in 1805.
The Shelikhov-Golikov company, precursor of the Russian-American Company, under the management of Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, settled Yakutat Bay in 1795.:15-16 It was known as New Russia, Yakutat Colony, or Slavorossiya.
Yakutat Bay has had various names.
- James Cook called it "Bering Bay".:15
- Jean-François de La Pérouse, who visited it in 1786, named it "Baie de Monti" for one of his officers.
- The same year, Captain Nathaniel Portlock named it "Admiralty Bay"
- The Spanish called it "Almirantazgo."
- It was also called "Port Mulgrave" when Alessandro Malaspina and José de Bustamante y Guerra sailed into the bay.
- Yuri Lisyansky called it "Jacootat" or "Yacootat" when he visited in 1805.
- Historic Earthquakes: Yakutat Bay, Alaska - September 10, 1899 from the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards website
- Khlebnikov, K.T., 1973, Baranov, Chief Manager of the Russian Colonies in America, Kingston: The Limestone Press, ISBN 0919642500
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glory of Russia (historical)
- Bulletin - United States Geological Survey, Volumes 185-187. 1901. p. 442.
- Filipino American History Timeline: 1791 from the Alaska Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society
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