Pumicestone Bay, Unalaska Island

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Pumicestone Bay is about 2 miles (3.2 km) across, on the southwest coast of Unalaska Island, in the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska. The name was first published by the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries in 1888. Lieutenant Sarichev, of the Imperial Russian Navy, first published the name in 1792 as "Zaliv Mokrovskoy" meaning "Wet Bay".

On March 6, 2017, the uninspected commercial fishing vessel Saint Dominick grounded in Pumicestone Bay. The engine room flooded within 10–20 minutes of the grounding, and the four crewmembers abandoned the vessel a short time later. None of the crew were injured, and no pollution was reported.

There are over 180 known wrecks and groundings on or adjacent to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, but many more wrecks are not documented such as this stern section of a vessel on a reef also in Pumicestone Bay. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Pumicestone Bay.

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