in the Haines Borough
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (maus kee' toe)
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Geography and Climate
- The settlement is on the shore of Mosquito Lake, on the southwest side of the Chilkat River, 30 miles north of Haines in the Haines Borough.
- The area experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures range from 46 to 76 °F; winter temperatures range from 13 to 36 °F.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The local name was first reported by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1952. It was called "Kuhnteah" by the Chilkats. A road was constructed to the lake in 1951 for recreational and logging purposes. Early settlers used kerosene lamps and individual generators. There is now a state park and small campground, community school, fire station, and power house in the area.
- Historically in Chilkat Indian territory, the area is currently non-Native. Mosquito Lake is essentially a subdivision outside of the City of Haines, rather than a community.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Nearby Haines offers a deep water port and dock, state ferry access, and an airport. The area is accessible by highway to Canada and the remainder of the state.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
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