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Atanus

 

A Skittagetan town, occupied by the Dogitunai Indians, on the northeastern coast of Hippa Island, British Columbia, whose name means "bilge water.'

 

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The name Atanus was assigned on 24 March 1945 to the projected Cfeofocco-class large harbor tug, YTB-503, slated for construction at the Luders Marine Construction Co., Stamford, Conn. However, before this service craft was ever laid down, the contract for her construction was cancelled on 5 November 1945.