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.
Yakutat Bay has had various names.
- It has been called "Bering Bay", on the assumption that Vitus Bering visited it in 1741.citation needed
- Jean-François de La Pérouse, who visited it in 1786, named it "Baie de Monti" for one of his officers.citation needed
- The same year, Captain Nathaniel Portlock named it "Admiralty Bay"
- the Spanish called it "Almirantazgo."citation needed
- It was also called Port Mulgrave when Alessandro Malaspina and José de Bustamante y Guerra sailed into the bay,3 looking for the Northwest Passage.
- Historic Earthquakes: Yakutat Bay, Alaska - September 10, 1899 from the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards website
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glory of Russia (historical)
- Filipino American History Timeline: 1791 from the Alaska Chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society
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