> Yakutat Bay
Yakutat Bay is a 29-km-wide 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.
Yakutat Bay was the epicenter of two major earthquakes on September 10, 1899, a magnitude 7.4 foreshock and a magnitude 8.0 main shock, 37 minutes apart.
The Shelikhov-Golikov company, precursor of the Russian-American Company, under the management of Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, settled Yakutat Bay in 1795. It was known as New Russia, Yakutat Colony, or Slavorossiya.
Yakutat Bay has had various names.
- James Cook called it "Bering Bay".
- 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.
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