in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (chuh nee' guh)
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Geography and Climate
- Chenega Bay is located on Evans Island at Crab Bay, 42 miles southeast of Whittier in Prince William Sound. It is 104 air miles southeast of Anchorage and 50 miles east of Seward.
- Winter temperatures range from 17 to 28 °F. Summer temperatures range 49 to 63 °F. Average annual precipitation includes 66 inches of rain and 80 inches of snowfall.
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History and Culture
- The name of this Alutiiq village was first reported by Ivan Petroff in the 1880 Census. At that time, the village was located on the southern tip of Chenega Island. A post office was established in 1946. Tsunamis destoyed the village was destroyed and killed over half of all residents in the sound after the 1964 Earthquake. The village was reestablished twenty years later on Evans Island, at the site of the former Crab Bay herring saltery. In the summer of 1984, 21 homes, an office building, community hall, school, 2 teacher's houses, a church, and community store were constructed.
- Chenega Bay is an Alutiiq community practicing a subsistence and commercial fishing lifestyle.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
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- Native Village of Chenega
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Chenega has a small boat harbor and dock. A 3,000' long by 75' wide gravel runway and float plane landing area are available. Scheduled and chartered flights depart from Cordova, Valdez, Anchorage, and Seward. In 1996, the Alsaka Marine Highway began 'whistle-stop' service.
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