prince of wales island

ALASKA Visitors Guide 2011
The age of exploration isn’t over. It starts the day you get here.

A PUBLICATION OF THE PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Resort ; RV Park ; Charters
Log cabin is the headquarters For sportFishing and wiLdLiFe cruises
Guided and non-guided fishing ; Eco-tours Waterside condos ; Beach cabins ; Boat and canoe rentals

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800-544-2205 ; klawock, Alaska www.logCabinResortandRVPark.com

A totem park. A traditional clan house. And more.

A friendly villAge welcome
mix exploration, recreation and home comforts in the historic village of Kasaan on Kasaan Bay.

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Prince of Wales Island
Prince of Wales Island is the accessible composite of Alaska: a little of everything that people love about the Great Land.
We have fishing and whales and mountains and a magnificent forest. We have friendly small towns and trails that take you to solitude. Craig’s ocean front yard offers optimal fishing, crabbing and whale-watching. The town’s back yard has one of the best hikes on the island, leading to a 3,000-foot vantage over the community and miles and miles of islands. Klawock is a bike ride or a short walk from a river that spawns four species of salmon and a lake with some of the island’s biggest trout. Thorne Bay’s roots as a logging town are proudly visible while its residents provide a worthy travel destination. Fishing is great on its namesake river and the town is close to fun and relaxation at Sandy Beach. The island’s more than 2,000 miles of roads provide unmatched daily itineraries among these towns and others such as Coffman Cove, Hydaburg and Naukati Bay. Every town will show you their own take on what it means to be an Alaskan community. Nowhere else in North America are such extensive limestone caves open to explorers. Nowhere else in the 49th state is there such easy access to two proud Native cultures, logging towns and great mud-bog racing. All of that, plus a limit of salmon from local waters, makes this island an ideal Alaskan destination. And the wildlife: eagles, deer and even black bear are just a part of the experience while you drive our roads and hike our trails. Prince of Wales is a do-what-you-feel-like island. Nature and the people who live here have created what you might call a theme park for the outdoors lover. 

Contents
GETTING HERE Ferry or fly to Prince of Wales Island 4 PACKING FOR A VISIT / CELL & INTERNET CONNECTIONS 5 HIGHWAYS AND SCENIC BYWAYS A road guide and trip advice 6 ROAD MAP The major arteries lead to back country 7 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Enjoying our natural setting 8-9 FISHING & FISHING RESOURCES One of our great recreations 10-11 TRAILS AND CABINS Get into, and stay in, beautiful backcountry 12 HUNTING Deer, bear and waterfowl hunting outlined 13 CAVES Karst landscape aids science and invites exploration 14 CAMPING The life outdoors 15 WILDLIFE Whales to bears, wildlife is abundant and visible 16-17 BIRDS Birdwatching is spectacular here 18 NATIVE CULTURE AND ART First peoples, totem parks 20 A LOOK AT LOCAL LINGO A casual primer to help visitors 21 ISLAND FACTS / TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST 22 NAMES AND PLACES Human history laid on the map 23 WILDLIFE STOPS! Places to see resident and migratory creatures 25 MILEAGE CHART / SAFETY IN BEAR COUNTRY 25 MAP OF THE ISLAND A resource for traveling, camping, hiking 26-27 RESOURCES AND THE ECONOMY Mining, timber, fishing, visitors 28 ISLAND EVENTS A calendar of island events in 2011 30 COMMUNITIES Resources, histories and notes for 11 towns 32-38 MEDICAL RESOURCES Clinics, EMS and 911 38 INTERNATIONAL MARATHON Annual race takes the scenic route 38 CHURCHES 39 BUSINESS MEMBERS DIRECTORY Businesses and services 40-50 ITINERARITIES Suggestions for exploring 50

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Jan Bush president Budd Burnett vice president John Moots secretary Kim Swainson treasurer John Bruns past president Lynnette Logan director Janice Lund director Jeannie McFarland director Sharilyn Zellhuber director Denise Daniels office manager
Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 490 Klawock, AK 99925-0490 907-755-2626 voice 907-755-2627 fax powcc@aptalaska.net email www.princeofwalescoc.org web site

COVER PHOTOS SUNLIGHT SILHOUETTES THE RAIN FOREST AS A WALKER APPROACHES MEMORIAL BEACH RICHARD ERICKSON A COMMERCIAL SALMON TROLLER WORKS CALM SEAS OFF THE ISLAND IN GLORIOUS, LOW SUN JEREMY STERK

Editing and design by Gregg Poppen | Full Circle Media Arts | Ketchikan Text contributions were made by Jeff Lund and Nita Nettleton

Contents © 2011 Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce. All rights are reserved. Reprinting or transmitting of this material in any form is prohibited without the express written permission of the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of information in this guide. Advertisements are the sole property and responsibility of advertisers. Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility nor liability for content of advertising. Photographs are owned by the photographers and are used by permission.

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Getting here
bob andreWs

win vessels of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, or IFA, provide a daily link between Hollis and Ketchikan, this region’s commercial hub. Working in alternation throughout the year, MV Prince of Wales and MV Stikine make a comfortable three-hour run between the communities. The two ferries feature forward observation lounges and reading rooms, quiet rooms and play areas for children. Cafeterias and solariums round out amenities on our green floating roadways. A new transportation option opens in summer 2011 with the Rainforest Islands Ferry. The RIF vessel sails from Coffman Cove and calls at Wrangell, Petersburg and Ketchikan, carrying passengers and vehicles. Ferry service to Ketchikan from the mainland is provided by the Alaska Marine Highway. The trip from Bellingham, Wash., runs about 38 hours. State ferries also call at Prince Rupert, B.C., for a six-hour sail to Ketchikan. Alaska Airlines provides several flights daily into Ketchikan from Sea-Tac International Airport, as well as from Juneau and other Southeast Alaska cities. The flight from Sea-Tac to Ketchikan is just an hour and 40 minutes. Local air carriers take Prince of Wales Island residents and our visitors to and from Ketchikan. Floatplanes run scheduled routes to island towns and charters can take you wherever there’s water. These carriers are a good way to reach remote lakes, lodges and ocean shorelines. One air carrier using wheeled aircraft flies between the Klawock airport runway and Ketchikan International Airport. (See page 41.) TO KETCHIKAN WITH CAR, R.V., BOAT
Alaska Marine Highway www.akferry.com British Columbia ferry from Vancouver or Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert, then connect with Alaska Marine Highway www.bcferries.com

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VISITORS AND RESIDENTS FERRY TO A PAIR OF PORTS

Two ferry lines cruise among our region's islands, carrying people, vehicles and freight. A ship of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, above, eases through soft rainforest fog. Floatplanes are the workhorses of the aerial routes.

JETS AND FLOATPLANES ARE AIR LINKS

FERRY ROUTE HIGHWAYS AIR ROUTES

TO KETCHIKAN BY AIR
Alaska Airlines from Seattle-Tacoma airport www.alaskaair.com

TO PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND WITH CAR, R.V., BOAT
IFA ferry from Ketchikan to Hollis www.interislandferry.com Rainforest Islands Ferry from Ketchikan to Coffman Cove www.rainforestislandsferry.com

TO PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND BY AIR
Ketchikan air carriers

Check the directory on page 41 and search the web

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Pack casual and protective gear for treks to sea and trees
Our area of the Northwest Pacific doesn’t tend to extremes—it’s a temperate rain forest, after all—but you’ll want to have some layers to put between you and your gorgeous surroundings. Waterproof, breathable shells and fleece should be on your packing list. Our air is fresh and fragrant, but temperatures can be cool to those from warmer climes. Sunshine on our green trees and clean water can make this one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see, but cloudy and rainy days do come along. Gore-Tex and similar fabrics repel rain and protect you from breezes ashore and on the water. Polartec-type fleece is good on the outside on dry days or layered under rain gear. Light, waterproof hiking boots or trail runners are good for everyday wear. They’re versatile for damp trails Rubber boots are our sneakers for and in boats. the beach, the trail, the boat— Summer high temperatures range from just about anywhere. Bring your own waterproof footwear when 49-82 degrees Fahrenheit, winter lows you visit. Polartec-type fleece from 15-42 degrees Fahrenheit. Average and waterproof shells are also annual precipitation is 120 inches. indispensable.

Cell service widens
Cellular phone service is available in many areas on the island. AT&T and Alaska Communications Systems have cellular towers near more populated communities. Service is good around most of Craig, Klawock and Thorne Bay. One provider boasts a cellular signal around Coffman Cove. An antennabooster may improve your phone’s link to cell towers.

Wi-fi is at chamber and other sites
Visit the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce with your laptop to use our wi-fi during office hours; access is with credit card. The chamber office is in the Klawock Heenya Mall in Klawock. Hot spots are at libraries in Craig, Coffman Cove, Thorne Bay and Whale Pass; at North Cove harbor in Craig; and at the main harbor in Thorne Bay. Ruth Ann’s in Craig invites use of their wi-fi with a purchase. Creditcard access to wi-fi is at Annie-Betty’s Cafe and Wheelhouse Coffee Roasters in Craig.

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BOB CLAUS

Roads

WE ALWAYS KNEW IT. NOW IT’S OFFICIAL: THE PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND ROAD SYSTEM IS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. More than 260 miles of roads connecting the island’s communities were designated in 2010 as Alaska Scenic Byways. The Alaska Department of Transportation cited our road system as “unique because it features some of Southeast Alaska’s best qualities, such as a temperate rain forest, bountiful wildlife, Native culture and historical artifacts … all of which present a different Alaskan experience.”
LIBBY STERLING MIKAEL ASHE RHONDA JONES

Roads with the new scenic byways designation are: Craig-Klawock Highway; Big Salt Lake Road; Thorne Bay Road; U.S. Forest Service Road 20; Ferry Terminal Spur in Hollis; Coffman Cove Road; Kasaan Highway; Hydaburg Highway; Sandy Beach Road; 12 Mile Arm Road; and Port Saint Nicholas Road. They’re marked on the centerfold map. See more at www.dot.state.ak.us/stwdplng/scenic/byways-pow.shtml. A bicycle tourist and a black-tailed deer share a glance on Road 23 near Sweetwater Lake—a newly paved scenic byway.

ExTENSIVE BLACKTOP, BACK ROADS AWAIT YOU
More than 2,000 miles of road reach into Prince of Wales Island. About 105 miles of smooth, paved road girdle the midsection and connect major communities. More than 150 miles of improved gravel roads extend along shorelines and into the mountains. Logging roads criss-cross the forest. The main southern end of the road system is at Hydaburg. Roads run northward to Labouchere Bay. You can drive a standard car the entire distance. To explore logging roads, use a four-wheel-drive or sturdy SUV. Before you go into the backcountry, check with U.S. Forest Service rangers in Craig or Thorne Bay, or talk to state troopers in Klawock.

Varying roads, weather dictate travel
A little planning eases your trip in our mix of mild and wild country. Be sure your spare tire is in good shape. Bring a few basic automotive tools. Watch the gas gauge and mile markers: fuel is available in Craig, Klawock, Naukati Bay, Thorne Bay, Coffman Cove and Whale Pass. Bring your cell phone’s car charger. Adjust speed to road surfaces and weather, particularly on rock roads. Roads north of Naukati Bay are about one and a half lanes wide; turnouts are provided for passing vehicles. RV drivers are advised to drive cautiously up north.
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OCEANFRONT AND KLAWOCK RUNWAY ARE ROADS FOR AIRBORNE VISITORS
Most aircraft fly to the island on floats, but Prince of Wales Island has an airstrip three miles out of Klawock, used by one regular carrier. The runway is 5,000 feet long and 100 feet wide. The unattended airport has medium-intensity runway lights; pilot control lighting is on CTAF 120.9. Daytime-only operation is recommended. There’s high terrain in all quadrants of approach and wind conditions are irregular. There is no ILS nor CFR equipment. Floatplane pilots find sturdy aircraft docks at Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Hydaburg, Coffman Cove and Hollis. Most are maintained by the state. Dock frontage is available in other towns.

Scores of back roads lead away from the island’s pavement. With the right vehicle and a little care, you can explore some exciting forested country.

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ROBERT SPENCER INGMAN

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Outdoor adventure
DONALD BUSSE

NATURE’S FORCE AND CREATIVE ENERGY ARE LAVISHED ON SOUTHEAST’S BIGGEST ISLAND, WHERE PEOPLE HAVE PROSPERED FOR MILLENNIA
ncounters with the natural world and human history never become routine up here. Rocky shorelines touched by clean, green depths, teeming ocean shallows and mountainsides that nurture deer and wildflowers show that nature has put a lot of work into Prince of Wales Island. Plentiful fresh water provides fishers and paddlers alike with opportunities to enjoy streams and lakes. Artistic figures painstakingly gouged into rock hundreds of years ago and logging gear shut down decades back testify to the human presence in this lush land. Here are hints of adventures you can enjoy. n Kayak along our seashore and see ocean life up close—but stay clear of marine mammals: they’re federally protected. n Rent an ATV for the backcountry; pick up an ATV map at a USFS ranger district. n Go on a salmon or halibut charter for a tug of excitement. n Get up a hillside and pick blueberries or low bush cranberries. n Make a totem tour to see Northwest Coast Native art in Klawock, Hydaburg, Kasaan and Craig.
CARLA TCHALEMIAN

n Fly, boat or hike to a remote public-use cabin for unforgettable solitude; call the Craig or Thorne Bay ranger districts. n Drive scenic Road 30 north out of Thorne Bay, along Clarence Strait, and picnic at Sandy Beach. Go to friendly Coffman Cove for great photos of peaks and forest.
Icy alpine summits and berry-sweetened hillsides adorn a magnificent land. A hunter pauses on snowpack during a spring hunt. Canoers fish in one of our many lakes. A berry picker shows off the harvest. Rubber boots help waders on the rocky shore. Hikers see a stream spill out of the karst.
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n Have a cave day. Walk the Beaver Falls karst landscape interpretive trail in old-growth forest, then follow a guide into El Capitan Cave. (Summer only. Call Thorne Bay Ranger District at 907-828-3304 for reservations). n If you’re towing a boat, drive to the north end of the road at Labouchere Bay. Launch and motor to Point Baker and Port Protection, two friendly towns along Sumner Strait. n See ancient Native petroglyphs with a local naturalist guide, or visit the timber industry’s massive, left-behind machinery at Thorne Bay, Naukati Bay and elsewhere.

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THE NATURAL WORLD OF THE ISLAND
INVITES THE ADVENTUROUS TO MAKE MEMORABLE MOMENTS

VESTIGES OF HUMAN PRESENCE
OFFER UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES TO THE HISTORY-MINDED
There are a million places around our island and on our island to enjoy a quiet paddle in a kayak or canoe. On a still summer day, you might just prop your feet on the foredeck, lean back and drift, listening to bird calls and the soft slap of ripples. The timber industry was the major mover in the development of modern Prince of Wales Island and you can still see artifacts. The rusting hulk above is a steam donkey near Naukati Bay; the machine ran on steam power and helped rugged loggers pull fallen timber out of the woods via sturdy steel cables.
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AMY MARSHALL

CARLA TCHALEMIAN

Fishing
Angling excels in our waters
or variety of species, season length and surroundings, some of Alaska’s best fishing is on and around Prince of Wales Island. Charter skippers can set you up with a saltwater day trip. All five species of Pacific Ocean salmon are available during spring and summer. Halibut lurk in cold, deep waters around the island. Lodges with fishing guides offer several-day packages. Lodging styles range broadly, from world-class plush to down-home rustic. Experienced guides working out of lodges or independently can take you trolling for big king salmon offshore or flyfishing for salmon and trout on clear island streams. Do-it-yourselfers can reach good fishing on saltwater or inland freshwater off the extensive road network. Lakes offer good fishing for cutthroat trout, salmon and Dolly Varden. Some lakes are close to roads; others are accessible by boat and by foot above ocean estuaries. Big fish come out of cold, Dime-bright steelheads run into streams in early spring and fall. Dolly Vardens and rainbow trout also make their clean waters around the big island. A visiting couple way into rivers and creeks. Up here, the “other white lugged up a lunker halibut. meat” is several species of bottomfish. Halibut upwards of The bird's-eye view finds a fly 50 pounds are available to lucky bottomfishers. A variety fisherman hooked into one. A of Pacific cod species and rockfish species fills out the big red snapper took the bait for a charter angler. A goodchase—and fills a lot of coolers. size king salmon weighed in Fishing licenses are available from sporting goods and fuel on the east side. sellers and online at www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license. clockwise from right

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F&G site has fishing tips
JEANNIE McFARLAND

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game produces an online weekly column with statistics on fishing around the island and tips for anglers. The site has information for target species in freshwater and in saltwater. www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/region1/weekly/pow.cfm

FISHING CHART
The table shows the general availability of game fish on and around Prince of Wales Island
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Welcome to
JEFF LUND

W E L C H MAN C A B I N

WHAle PASS

Big saltwater fish are our best-known angling targets, but Prince of Wales Island is also a great place for freshwater fishing. Lakes and streams in the temperate rain forest teem with resident and anadromous members of trout families. This nice cutthroat took a dry fly on a clear, cold stream.

King derby pays summer cash
Lucky salmon anglers and even ticket buyers who never wet a hook can win in the annual Craig-Klawock King Salmon Derby. Ticket sales spun off $17,000 in 2010 and contributed more than $34,000 to Prince of Wales Hatchery’s production of kings and cohos. The derby is split into two contests, running May 1-June 30 and July 1-Aug. 15. Monthly prizes range from $2,000 for the biggest fish to $500 for third place. Every ticket buyer is entered into a drawing for a $10,000 grand prize. The drawing occurs at the Hatchery Fund-Raising Dinner in Craig near the end of August. Tickets are $35 per person or $100 per family and are good for both derbies. Tickets are available at the Klawock River hatchery business office; Black Bear Store; Log Cabin Sporting Goods; Petro Fuel; J.T. Brown; Alaska Gifts; Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce; and Davies-Barry Insurance. Tickets may also be at some fishing lodges.

Hatchery boosts salmon catches
The motto at Prince of Wales Hatchery is “Fish Forever Fish,” and the facility’s practically been here forever. It opened in 1897, the third Alaska hatchery set up to augment natural salmon runs. The hatchery releases about 5 million coho, or silver, salmon smolts every year and also produces about 600,000 chinooks (kings) annually; the juveniles are released near Craig and Coffman Cove. Returning adults, caught by sport and commercial fishers, improve the economy and contribute to subsistence users. Prince of Wales Hatchery Association, a private nonprofit, runs the hatchery. The hatchery is near Klawock on the Hollis-Klawock highway. Visitors are welcome any day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Free tours are available in summer. The hatchery has an aquarium and gift shop.

PUBLIC-USE DOCKS INVITE VISITORS
Craig has three harbors; more than 200 slips can be hot-berthed. Vessels up to 125 feet can be accommodated with advance notice. Services: water; power; waste disposal; restrooms and showers; used-oil disposal. The office is staffed daily and monitors VHF 16. False Island launch has two ramps. Klawock harbor has float moorage and a haulout. Thorne Bay has two harbors with spaces for travelers. Services: water, power, waste disposal, restrooms, showers, wi-fi and a boat grid. Hydaburg has state floats and moorage. Naukati Bay has a private float with limited moorage. Hollis and Coffman Cove have public floats. Point Baker and Port Protection have small state floats. Whale Pass moorage is private. Kasaan has public floats.

HARBORMASTERS (area code 907)
Coffman Cove 329-2233 Craig 826-3404 Hollis 530-7112 Hydaburg 285-3758 Kasaan 542-2212 Klawock 755-2261 Naukati Bay 629-4205 Point Baker 559-2204 Port Protection 489-2241 Thorne Bay 828-3380 Whale Pass 846-5329

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Trails & cabins
DIANE SMITH JEFF LUND

Boardwalk helps hikers and spares vulnerable plants on some trail sections through rain forest. A springtime hike on Sunnahae Mountain trail behind the city of Craig might offer a snowy footbed. Keep your eyes on the conifer forest: you're likely to see eagles roosting or taking off on predatory flights.

Trails trace rain forest settings

If you like to see nature by foot, island trails get you there. There are roughly 70 miles of developed trails on the island. Most trails are relatively short combinations of footpaths and boardwalk—the latter to protect sensitive ground and to keep boots drier. Many trails are reached by road and others by boat or plane. Accessibility varies, ranging from the barrier-free Pass Lake Trail to the more challenging One Duck Trail. There is a three-sided trail shelter at the end of One Duck Trail. Many short hikes lead to Forest Service cabins, fishing areas, lakeshores, or saltwater. The Karta River Trail (4.8 miles) in the Karta River Wilderness is the longest developed hiking trail on Prince of Wales Island. Overall, trails on the island receive low to moderate use. Two water trails give visitors the chance to explore pristine lakes and streams: Honker Divide Canoe Route (33 miles, 2-4 days, 3.5 miles of portages) and Sarkar Canoe Route (16 miles, 8-14 hours, 3 miles of portages). See the centerfold map for these routes. For general information about trails, visit www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/districts/pow/ recreation/hiking A Southeast Alaska nonprofit maintains a web site with maps and tips for hiking, biking and ocean-based paddling trails in this region. Visit www.seatrails.org.

Public cabin sites dot the islands and provide quiet, rustic retreats
The setting, the comfort and the quiet at publicuse cabins in Tongass National Forest make them great for backcountry retreats. There’s a score of public cabins on Prince of Wales and nearby islands—good for a week of fishing or a weekend of solitude.

Some cabins are on lakes, others on streams. Some are on short trails near the road system. Some are reachable by boat, others by floatplane. They sleep four to eight people. Many have small rowboats; bring a little outboard if you have one. Some cabins have wood stoves and firewood; others have oil stoves and you bring your own fuel. Check the centerfold map for locations of the cabins. Reserve them online at www. recreation.gov or by phone at 877-444-6777. For more information online, go to: www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/districts/pow/ recreation/cabins

U.S. ForeSt Service trAiLS
Beaver Falls karst trail / 1.0 mi Big Lake Fish Pass / .05 mi Cable Creek Fish Pass / .05 Canoe Point trail / .25 mi Cavern Lake trail / .1 mi Deweyville trail / .7 mi Dog Salmon Fish Pass / .2 mi El Capitan cave trail / .25 mi Harris River interpretive area and river access trail / 1.3 mi Honker Divide canoe route / 30 mi Karta Wilderness trail / 4.8 mi Kegan Lake trail / .5 mi One Duck trail / 1.25 mi Red Bay Lake trail / .75 mi Salmon Bay Lake trail / 1.5 mi Salt Chuck trail / .75 mi Sarkar canoe route / 15 mi Shipley Bay trail / .75 mi Trocadero trail / 1.3 mi Twenty Mile Spur trail / 3.0 mi

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Hunting

A deer hunter on an alpine summit glasses the next slope for a target.

Hunting abounds on island
Prince of Wales Island is a world-class hunting destination, known for trophy Sitka black-tailed deer, large black bears and outstanding waterfowl opportunities. Deer season is from Aug. To see hunting 16 through Dec. 31 for non-residents, with a limit of regulations for four bucks. Hunting alpine the state of Alaska, areas early in the season is popular, as is hunting the direct your browser to rut in November. A mature www.wildlife.alaska.gov buck yields about 50 pounds of meat. Black bear season runs from Sept. 1 through June 30. Mature boars are best pursued in spring as they comb beaches and grass flats after hibernating. Bear hides must be sealed by state-appointed sealers before shipping. Prior to June 1, meat must be salvaged along with the hide and skull. Waterfowl hunting runs Sept. 16 to Dec. 31. Saltwater marshes and upland fresh water are good bets for ducks and geese.

DONALD BUSSE

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Caves
A vast swath of karst lands and caves lies under the north end of the island
The caves have been explored by scientists and researchers for animal remains, human artifacts and clues to long-ago climates. For non-scientists, the karst network invites explorers into miles of mapped channels.

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or a unique and fascinating Alaskan experience, put on a jacket, gloves and headlamp and tour under the forest. A geologic treasure 400 million years in the making lies beneath your feet. Caves, sinkholes and pits have formed in a vast area of karst—chemically weathered limestone bedrock. El Capitan Cave, the largest of more than 500 caves on the island, offers explorers a trip back in time. Meet Forest Service guides at the cave interpretive site. It's a short walk from the dock on El Capitan Passage, or a scenic drive north on Route 20 and west on Route 15. After a short talk about the formation and mapping of the cave and important scientific discoveries, pick out a helmet, headlamp and flashlight—then climb. The trail zigzags through a living classroom of forest ecology. Rest stops allow for discussion and questions. Enjoy the view at a deck in front of the cave, go over cave safety with your guides and turn on your headlamp. The first 50 feet of the passage squeezes between boulders and a relatively low ceiling, but it opens out after that. The cave floor is large cobbles that can be slippery with dripping water. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with good traction. The temperature in the cave is always in the low 40s, so bring warm clothing. The tour goes about 500 feet into the cave. Your guides provide you with information about cave formation, speleothems (cave features), cave biology and fossil finds; questions along the way are welcome. After the tour, ask about Beaver Falls and Cavern Lake Cave, two sites you can explore on your own. The cave is about three hours' drive from Thorne Bay. There are restrooms at the interpretive site, but no water. Helmets, headlamps and flashlights are provided for the tour.

Cavers, headlamps aglow, visit the caves.

Visit El Cap cave
The U.S. Forest Service provides a free, two-hour interpretive tour of El Capitan Cave from May to September. Make reservations with Thorne Bay Ranger District two days ahead; call 907-828-3304.
For comfort and safety on the guided tour: n Maximum group size is six people. n Minimum age is 7 years; no child carriers. n Equipment: at least one flashlight per person; extra batteries; sturdy footgear, preferably waterproof (rubber boots work best); warm clothing, including gloves (cave temperature averages 40 degrees F; it’s wet in there and, in places, muddy); hardhat (provided by U.S.F.S.). The cave presents some steep and difficult areas, where walking is strenuous. The trail to the cave is mostly boardwalk, with 370 stairs.

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BOB CLAUS

CAMP SITES

LIBBY STERLING

Camping areas and cabins ring the island’s shore and dot the interior. Most camp sites are maintained for public use by the U.S. Forest Service. Browse the centerfold map and talk to U.S.F.S. ranger district staffs to scout a good site for your overnighters. Dedicated hikers can also use the island’s trail system to reach backcountry camp sites.

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Wildlife

Amazing arrays of creatures inhabit land and sea
PROLIFIC ECOSYSTEMS SUPPORT A FASCINATING DIVERSITY OF WILD CREATURES

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ur rain forest ecosystem and clean, cold sea are amazingly productive. Life flourishes here—and not only in the form of 150-foot trees. Wildlife is abundant, from the tiniest voles on the forest floor and sculpins in tide pools, to bears and killer whales atop the food chain. Binoculars should be at the top of your packing list before you visit. Native Sitka black-tailed deer are common along roads and in alpine country. Black bears may cross your path, especially in spring when they’re foraging far and wide after hibernating; they’re found along salmon streams by mid-summer. Watchful boaters and quiet kayakers are sure to see sea lions on rocks or in protected coves and lagoons. Harbor seals and sea otters are also numerous. There’s nothing like the excitement of observing humpback whales and orcas, or killer whales, up close. They frequent our food-rich waters each summer. Enjoy these marine mammals from a distance; they’re federally protected and we try not to disturb them as they go about their summer visits to Prince of Wales Island.
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The Maurelle Islands Wilderness west of Prince of Wales Island's midsection is home for great numbers of sea lions, who sun themselves on the rocks. A pair of buck Sitka black-tailed deer shows nubs of the antlers that will grow all summer long. Killer whales such as this pod are commonly seen around the island, hunting salmon and marine mammals. You're likely to see humpback whales; you're lucky indeed to see one of the massive cetaceans breaching, or leaping from the water.
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HENRY WILLIAMSON

MARY LUOTO

MAMMAL FAMILIES THRIVE IN THE MILD TEMPERATE FOREST
A PLACE WITH PLENTIFUL FOOD AND A RELATIVELY MILD CLIMATE

AMY MARSHALL

See page 25 for tips on how you can safely view black bears

The sow black bear in the photo atop this page keeps a wary eye out as she protects her young cub. Hundreds of black bears flourish in the thick rain forest of Prince of Wales Island, where salmon and berries are principal foods. You might see bear prints pressed into the sand along a stream where moms teach their cubs to fatten up on salmon. Sea otters have their own unique maternal ways; with a good pair of binoculars, you might be able to spy a mother otter carrying her pup on her belly between their dives down to collect mollusks and crabs.
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Birds

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An American bald eagle snatches small fish from the sea and scatters gulls. Visiting oystercatchers sun themselves between scavenging trips to sand beaches. Plovers march in foraging formation on a sandy shore. A blue heron rests on a rock. Black turnstones take to the air. A hummingbird fresh that migrated thousands of miles to visit us sips at a flower. A kingfisher perching in bare winter brush surveys the scene.

ll sorts of wild birds are seen around Prince of Wales Island—in the sky, in the rain forest canopy and along hundreds of miles of ocean shoreline. Some, such as bald eagles, blue herons and ravens, are year-round residents. Geese, swans and ducks are migratory visitors. Rufous hummingbirds arrive in April from as far away as Mexico to summer here. Kingfishers and loons are here full-time and frequent inland lakes. Several species of owls and hawks, seldom seen, inhabit the woods. Cormorants are showy, spreading their wings to dry atop pilings and stumps. Our wilds provide ample resources and long days, perfect for bird feeding and breeding. For best viewing, use highpower binoculars and study up on the birds’ habits and habitats. Know their feeding routines. Then move quietly and enjoy the feathered feature. Robert H. Armstrong’s Guide to the Birds of Alaska is a good companion for birdwatching.
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ROBERT SPENCER INGMAN

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Please take note that eagles are protected by federal law and that it is illegal to possess eagle parts—even as little as a feather. (Exceptions are only with special federal permits.) Take pictures, not souvenirs.

HENRY WILLIAMSON

CHERYL FECKO

MARY LUOTO

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Native culture

Hydaburg came together in 2010 to raise four totem poles. Women carried one tall carved cedar to the village center. Men of the village raised the poles into place.

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he first people to inhabit this area told creation myths, recounted historical lived in a land of plenty touching events and honored families’ ancestors. a sea of plenty. For thousands Totem poles are the best-known art form of years, that combination supported a of Northwest Coast peoples, but there’s rich subsistence and richness in othallowed unique artistic er arts: carvedexpressions to flourish. wood and fur Archaeologists have headpieces for dated artifacts found on ceremonial this island to as much occasions; inas 10,300 years before tricate weavings the present. Natives’ of cedar bark oral literature tells of and spruce creation and outlines a root in baskets civilization in balance and hats; felt with nature in this robes festooned Petroglyphs painstakingly gouged into rock are prolific place. with buttons protected remnants of Native people long gone. Tlingit people were first of abalone and to settle Prince of Wales Island and nearby bone. Dancing and songs also carry the islands. This most wide-ranging of Southculture forward. The lucky visitor comes east Alaskan tribes was adept at trade with when a clan or family is having a potlatch, inland Natives and with the Haida and or celebration; the display of regalia is Tsimshian peoples. stunning. Haida people are thought to have estabDuring your visit, see totem pole parks lished permanent settlements on Prince in Klawock, Hydaburg and Kasaan. There of Wales Island in the 1700s; they came are also poles in Craig. Be sure to get from Haida Qwaii (the Queen Charlotte literature about how artists for thousands Islands) of B.C.’s northern coast. Alaskan of years have used tools of bone, shell and Haidas merged five villages at Hydaburg steel to evoke stories from cedar trees. in 1911. Shorelines around the island bear ancient The Natives of this region lived in family petroglyphs, or rock carvings, remaining and clan groups and took summer’s plenty in rock after hundreds or thousands of for winter’s provisions. They gathered each years. Petroglyphs are not mapped and winter in village clan houses on beaches. both Natives and the U.S. Forest Service protect this art. Tall totem poles faced the sea. The poles

First peoples live an ancient legacy

CAROLYN CHAPMAN

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REACH FOR THE SKIES
ancient art  form lives on in  totemic carvings
Totem poles on the island reflect the Northwest Coast Indian way of life. They record the stories of people long ago who used no written language. Now they challenge young Native artists and their contemporaries to continue a world-renowned tradition. Totem pole parks in Hydaburg, Klawock and Kasaan are on the road system and easily accessible. Craig has a pair of significant poles. Traditionally, poles carved in cedar were commissioned by families to display their success or to celebrate important events. A pole might endure a century. Many poles you see today were carved in the 1930s, when artists in a Civilian Conservation Corps project replicated older poles from Native villages to preserve a cultural lineage. The newest poles are carved on commission by younger artists and tell new tales. Eleven new totem poles have been raised in Klawock since 2005 and eight in Hydaburg in the last two years. Klawock residents plan to raise totems Aug. 13-15 and Hydaburg residents will raise poles during their 100-Year Celebration in November. These pole raisings are not to be missed.

CAROLYN CHAPMAN

TALKING POINTS

This handsome Haida canoe shouldn't be confused with a Blue Canoe. For more on Haidas, hoochies, marine highways and humpies, read our primer.

A little lesson in local lingo
Any trip to an exotic land is better when you know a bit about local customs and languages. This quick peek at Alaskaspeak might help you feel at home and score points when you talk to local folks. Lesson one: Salmon. These fish can be hard for newcomers, particularly because they come in five species. The salmon called chinook elsewhere is mostly called king here. The sockeye goes by the nickname red—the color they turn in their spawning phase. The coho also has an alias—silver salmon—and shines like its moniker. The chum salmon is sometimes dog salmon, but we mostly call it chum for obvious reasons; but don’t be surprised if you hear someone refer to keta salmon—another nickname for this plentiful salmon. The pink salmon is nicknamed humpy for the humped back of the male as he enters his native stream to spawn. The broad topic of fish contends with weather for conversational primacy up here and, well, spawns a colorful nomenclature. For example: hoochies are colorful, rubbery lures attached above salmon-fishing hooks. But take note: hoochies have no link to hooch, the American slang term for home-distilled liquor— although, ironically, “hooch” is of Southeast Alaskan origin: Hoochino is cited by etymologists as a Tlingit Indian village where entrepreneurs brewed spirits and sold them to the U.S. army after Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 and garrisons were posted to the northern Panhandle. On a nautical point, when someone refers to a kicker, it’s not the guy who boots three-pointers: it’s a small outboard motor used for trolling. And if you hear mention of a Blue Canoe, it's not a berry-stained dugout: it's Alaskans' nickname for the Alaska Marine Highway vessels that carry us and our cars to and from Outside. Outside, of course, is everyplace that's not Alaska. For an easier visit, learn these unique names and pronunciations: Tlingit Indians ... HLING-git Haida Indians ... HY-duh Cape Chacon ... SHA-kun Cholmondely Sound ... CHOM-lee Heceta Island ... HEH-kuh-tuh Kasaan ... kuh-SAN Kashevarof Island ... kah-SHEH-vuh-roff Kosciusko Island ... kah-shee-OO-skoh Labouchere Bay ... LAB-uh-shur (Lab Bay for short) Naukati Bay ... NAH-kuh-tee San Juan Batista Island ... Saint John’s (also for short) Now you’re ready. While you’re here, consider a hike up to No Name Lake. (We must have run out of names.)
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Island data
Prince of Wales Island has about 990 miles of shoreline; smaller islands nearby have hundreds more miles of shore. Tides routinely range about 16 feet between the day’s higher tide and lower tide; on a few days each year, the range is about 22 feet. Tidal flows are worth studying: they affect boat travel and the movements of salmon. Most of Prince of Wales Island is characterized by steep, forested mountains, with peaks at 2,000-3,000 feet. Glacial ice left deep U-shaped valleys for streams, lakes, saltwater straits and bays. The temperate rain forest is made up of mostly western hemlock and Sitka spruce (the Alaska state tree), with some western red cedar and yellow cedar, alder, and shore pine. The Japanese Current of the North Pacific Ocean controls climate and generates 60-200 inches of annual precipitation. Mean temperature range: 35° F. in January, 58° F. in July. Daylight, longest day: 15 ½ hours; shortest day: 7 hours.

SHORE & TIDES

TERRAIN & FOREST

CLIMATE

Tongass National Forest
Most of Prince of Wales Island is in the largest national forest in the United States. Tongass National Forest spans 500 miles from southern Prince of Wales Island through Glacier Bay and up to Yakutat—nearly 17 million acres. Within the forest are pockets of state-owned land and Native corporation land; the former was selected in allotments since statehood in 1959, the latter through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971. Communities are largely ringed by public land. The U.S.D.A. Forest Service manages Tongass forest land from ranger district offices, such as those in Craig and Thorne Bay. Our island and nearby islands were the timber capital of Alaska from the mid-1950s to the 1990s, providing timber for Ketchikan Pulp Co.’s pulp mill near Ketchikan and its sawmills on Revilla and Annette islands—all now closed. Timber is just one component of U.S.F.S. management. Cabins and hiking trails are developed and maintained on and off the road system. The agency participates with the State of Alaska, other landowners and private entities to enhance fisheries and wildlife habitat, such as stream restoration and fish ladders allowing salmon to reach more spawning beds. Cultural preservation is a highlight for the Forest Service. Professionals study the long record of human habitation here and work with university and private counterparts to understand and protect artifacts. Geologists plumb the karst system underlying much of the island; their work extends knowledge of paleobiology, human migration and climatic change. They’re also instrumental in making the cave system accessible to us all. Forest Service personnel also study and manage wildlife resources in this prolific place.
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NAMES AND PLACES

Placid Thorne River has a young name, by standards of the Last Frontier. Like Thorne Bay, it honors (albeit with misspelling) Frank Thorn, chief of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in the 1880s. A century and more before, Russian and Spanish and English explorers had laid new names on Alaska Natives' geographic designations.

Natives and explorers leave a motley legacy of regional place names
Prince of Wales Island took on that name before 1800, during one of many waves of exploration by Europeans. The island and surrounding islands were first settled by Tlingit and Haida tribes—members of the Northwest Coast ethnic group. Archaeologists date the human presence here to more than 10,300 years ago. The first people in the region are believed to have been descendants of migrating Asians. Place names in Tlingit and Haida tongues are prominent throughout Southeast. Spaniards came in the 1770s, charting shorelines and naming islands, inlets and waterways. Capt. George Vancouver, a British explorer, visited in 1793 on the HMS Discovery. He named this island for George, Prince of Wales, son and heir of King George III. Russians owned Alaska until 1867 and their legacy is heard in geographic names and residents’ surnames. Transient logging and mining camps have been here since the 1800s. Commercial fishing brought permanent settlements. A trading post and salmon saltery were established in Klawock, a Tlingit summer fish camp, in 1868. Alaska’s first cannery was built there in 1878.

JEFF LUND

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WILDLIFE STOPS! GOOD PLACES FOR VIEWING
  1  Stretches of Sandy Beach Road overlook Clarence Strait, a feeding area for humpback  and killer whales, harbor seals and Steller sea lions. Sitka black-tailed deer are often seen  along the road. Trumpeter swans stop at Ratz Harbor estuary in fall. Sandy Beach Picnic  Grounds is a good place to see great blue herons, bald eagles and harbor seals, and offers  tidepools and sand dollars at low tide.  2  Gravelly Creek has a run of salmon in August  and September, attracting black bears; evening is the best time to see them. Sitka blacktailed deer roam here. Watch for bald eagles, red-breasted sapsuckers and summer migratory  birds. Gravelly Creek is near milepost 4 on Thorne Bay Road on the way to Klawock.      3  Balls Lake near the center of the island may have waterfowl in the lake. The forest  provides cover and food for black-tailed deer and black bears. Bald eagles are seen all year.  Balls Lake is near milepost 16 on Thorne Bay Road heading west. A flat 2.25-mile trail loops  the lake.  4  Up to 50 trumpeter swans have been seen at Big Salt Lake between October  and January. Migrating swans spend days to a few weeks; some swans overwinter. Winter  storms sometimes drive in buffleheads, Barrow’s goldeneyes and others. Big Salt Lake  is accessible along Big Salt Lake Road from mileposts 8 to 11.  5  At Prince of Wales Hatchery, coho and sockeye salmon in Klawock River attract bears, especially in August.  River otters follow the salmon; bald eagles perch in trees. Early morning is the best time.  The hatchery is at milepost 9 on the Klawock-Hollis highway.  6  Waters near Craig  attract marine mammals and sea birds. Sea otters tangle themselves in kelp beds and eat  shellfish. Humpback whales swim and dive near shore. Harbor seals and sea lions explore  coves. Great blue herons fish on shorelines. Cormorants spread wings to dry. Rhinoceros  auklets, rare in Southeast Alaska, are seen here, along with other sea birds. Boat tours leave  Craig’s harbor.   7  Salmon run into Cable Creek Fishpass from late July to late August.  A viewing platform on the boardwalk is a good viewing site. Black bears gorge on salmon.  River otters chase salmon upstream. Cable Creek Fishpass is near milepost 13 on the road to  Hydaburg.  8  Waterfowl and mammals visit the Twelve Mile Estuary throughout the  year. Look for Sitka black-tailed deer and black bears at the water’s edge or near the road.  Sandhill cranes come to the area in the spring. Other migratory birds stop here in the spring  and fall to rest and feed before continuing on.  9  Black bears and bald eagles are drawn  to the Dog Salmon Fishpass by pink and chum (commonly called “dog”) salmon runs that  occur between late July and early September. The fish pass is at the outlet of Dog Salmon  Creek on the west shore of Polk Inlet, and ideal spot for salmon spwaning. This is one of the  most popular bear viewing sites on Prince of Wales, with good chances to spot a bear when  the salmon run is high.  10  The estuary at Staney Creek attracts black-tailed deer, bald  eagles, black bears, harbor seals and river otters in summer; wildlife is densest during a salmon  run in September. Loons and other waterfowl can be seen. Look for the sign for Staney Creek  near milepost 28 on the North Prince of Wales Road.   11  At Sarkar Lakes area, see wildlife  from land or boat. In July, Sarkar Rapids bursts with sockeye salmon, attracting black bears  and harbor seals. In spring, lakeside plants emerge ahead of other island vegetation, drawing  Sitka black-tailed deer and black bears. Bald eagles are seen all year. Paddle Sarkar Lakes  Trail: lakes and streams linked by boardwalk portages. Sarkar Rapids are about 5 miles north  of Naukati Road junction on North Prince of Wales Road.  12  Animal sightings are rare  at El Capitan Cave, but there is abundant wildlife sign. River otters tracks are sometimes  visible. Small organisms live on rocks and in pools. Bears have used the cave for thousands  of years. A 370-step staircase leads to the cave entrance and the U.S. Forest Service runs free  guided cave tours all summer (reservations required).   13  Memorial Beach on Sumner  Strait is used by marine mammals and sea birds to reach feeding areas in Clarence Strait. The  blows of humpback whales and dorsal fins of killer whales may be seen; harbor seals and  Steller sea lions stay closer to shore. Cormorants, rhinoceros auklets, buffleheads, and other  birds visit in summer. Sitka black-tailed deer and black bears might be seen on the beach. On  Forest Service Road 20860. A trail leads from parking to the beach. — Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game; www.wildlife.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=trails.coastal_trail.

MILEAGE CHART
Labouchere Bay Coffman Cove Thorne Bay Whale Pass Hydaburg El Capitan Klawock Naukati Kasaan Hollis Craig

Bear conscious, bear cautious

Coffman Cove

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58 78 0 94

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66 54

55 88 32 7 108 51 71 30 33 23 124 67 35 136 79 49 82 55 0 101 44

55 54 43 73 71 11 59 89 71 101 23 77 38 66

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El Capitan 58 78 Hollis 78 31

94 106 78 0 32 0 70 82 0 49

Hydaburg 76 42 106 32 Kasaan 66 54 Klawock 55 7 82 71

Hundreds of black bears live on Prince of Wales Island. Ursus americanus is busy feeding and raising cubs during spring and summer. Bears are commonly seen feeding on spawning salmon along stream mouths and gorging on wild huckleberries and salmonberries in forested uplands. Brown bears don’t live on the island. The black bears that live here are large partly because they don’t contend with grizzlies. Follow some basic rules to safely share the island with bears:
n As you hike in bear country, make noise to avoid surprising bears. n Keep food in closed containers. Avoid cooking smelly, fatty foods. n Sleep a good distance away from your food, food-preparation equipment and clothing that has food scents. n Don’t crowd bears: give them a wide comfort zone. n Don’t fish where bears are fishing. Watch them briefly from a distance if you like, but fish elsewhere. n Clean your fish in strong currents that disperse the waste. n Never get between a sow bear and her cubs.

70 82 23 35

Lab Bay 88 108 30 124 136 108 101 0 Naukati 32 51 Thorne Bay 55 43 Whale Pass 54 73 33 71 11 67 79 59 71 55 23 44 63

63 101 41 0 44 27 0 66 66 0

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Resources and economy
Fish, minerals and timber held up the economy in the 20th century. Visitors are now a growth engine.

CAROLYN CHAPMAN

Tongass National Forest's prolific timber stands continue to provide employment for loggers and mill workers.

Commercial fishers are hardy folks who learn to diversify and to weather market swings.

European fur trappers and fur traders were the first non-Natives to use Prince of Wales Island’s resources. The sea’s bounty brought the next wave of commercial interests. Miners and loggers in turn came ashore to harvest a wild land. Mineral extraction never became the principal economic force on the island, but lush timber stands drove development that solidified communities. By the late 1800s, miners scrambled over the island’s challenging terrain in search of gold. Small deposits of the precious metal were found. Copper, silver, palladium, lead, uranium and zinc were also mined. Mining exploration continues to this day. Large marble quarries operated in the early 1900s; the stone is in state capitols in Juneau and Olympia, Wash., and in many major U.S. buildings. Southeast Alaska’s bountiful salmon runs offered commercial potential in the late 1800s as the U.S. population grew and trade with Pacific Rim nations increased. Alaska’s earliest salmon cannery opened near Klawock in 1878. Others followed, and towns, particularly on the west side of Prince of Wales Island, drew fishing families into fulltime residence. Summertime populations swelled as cannery workers swarmed in for seasonal work. Retailing and service businesses took hold. Alaska statehood in 1959 brought gradual changes in fishing practices; salmon stocks were managed to preserve the runs.
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BOUNTIES FROM THE GROUND AND THE SEA STILL SUSTAIN MANY OF PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND'S RESIDENTS

The mid-1950s brought the greatest changes. The U.S. Forest Service and Ketchikan Pulp Co. signed a 50-year contract for timber supply. Logging operations spread out from Hollis and then from Thorne Bay and reached into old-growth forest on the west side and on nearby islands. Roads were built for log transport; some were improved for passenger-car traffic between the small towns. Logging brought a steady source of cash. Mills appeared around the island, using timber sales on federal land in the national forest. Ketchikan Pulp Co. closed in 1997. Viking Lumber near Klawock is still a major employer on the island. Corporations born in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act undertook large-scale logging in the 1980s, taking timber from their forested land for export to Asia. Native clear-cuts, like those on national forest land, are growing back naturally. The new story in Prince of Wales Island development is the visitor industry. Ferries and air taxis bring increasing numbers of seasonal guests. They’re drawn by the fishing, hunting and sightseeing opportunities. The island’s residents are independently developing lodging, chartering and guiding services. In a budding diversification story, the oyster nursery at Naukati Bay produces “seed” mollusks for sale to oyster farmers who grow the tasty bivalves to edible size and market them independently.

CHERYL FECKO

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Events calendar 2011
CONTINUING AND RECURRING EVENTS
DATE Open dates; call Hydaburg City Hall  Monthly, January to October  May through September  Through the summer  Mid-July to late August  First Saturday, September through May   Year-round, Tuesday and Thursday  EVENT Totem carving shed tours / Native arts sales  Swap meets  El Capitan Cave tours; call for reservations  Farmers markets  Bear viewing  Island Grind coffeehouse-style variety show  Line dancing, free of charge  LOCATION Hydaburg  Craig City Gym  El Capitan / #12 on centerfold map  Selected communities  Dog Salmon Fish Pass / #9 on map  Craig  Hill Bar in Craig  CONTACT Doreen Whitwer  Victoria Merritt  USFS  Thorne Bay Ranger Dist.  City of Thorne Bay  USFS: Maeve Taylor   Sally Burch  Sharilyn Zellhuber  PHONE 907-285-3666  907-401-1262  907-828-3305  907-828-3380  907-826-1641  907-826-5904  907-826-3373 EMAIL craigrec@aptalaska.net mltaylor@fs.fed.us  syburch@gmail.com 

FISHING DERBIES
DATE May 1 to June 30 / July 1 to Aug. 15  May 15 to Aug. 15  May 28 to July 17  June date to be announced  July 3  EVENT King Salmon Derby  King Salmon Derby  Fishing Derby  Fishing Day for Kids  Silver Salmon Derby  LOCATION Craig/Klawock    Coffman Cove  Thorne Bay  Eagles Nest Campground  Coffman Cove  CONTACT Dan Goodness  Heather Hedges  Jim McFarland  USFS: Brandy Prefontaine  Heather Hedges  PHONE 907-755-2231  907-329-2233  907-828-3335  907-828-3304  907-329-2233  EMAIL fishfund@aptalaska.net heather@ccalaska.com alphafloatel@starband.net  heather@ccalaska.com

DATE-SPECIFIC EVENTS
DATE March 3  March 12  April 17  April 22  May 28  May 28  May 29  May 30   May 30  June 11  June  24-26  June 20   July 3  July 3, Sept. 4  July 3-4  July 4  July 4  July 25-30  Aug. 13-15  August dates to be announced  Sept. 4  Sept. 24  Oct. 29  Oct. 29  November dates to be announced  Nov. 11, Veterans Day (11-11-11)  Nov. 19  Around the Thanksgiving Holiday  Nov. 26  Dec. 10  Dec. 10  Dec. 11  Dec. 11  EVENT St. Patrick’s Day Run  St Patrick’s Day Dinner & Concert  Chamber 20th Anniversary Party & Hero Awards  Earth Day Celebration  Prince of Wales Island International Marathon  Quilt Show  Mud Boggs Motor Races  Blessing of the Fleet & Honoring Veterans  Veterans’ Memorial  Dedication  Crab Fest  Sunnahae Arts Festival  Summer Solstice Party and Music Fest  Independence Day Triathlon  Mud Boggs Motor Races  4th of July Celebration & Kids Fishing Derby  4th of July Celebration  4th of July Celebration  Cultural Camp  Totem pole raising  Oyster and Arts Festival  Mud Boggs Motor Races  International Coastal Cleanup Day  Harvest Festival  Costume Run   Deer Celebration & Cultural Exchange  USO Show  Holiday Bazaar  Hundred-Year Celebration and Pole Raising  Holiday Bazaar  Holiday Bazaar  POWER Concert  Holiday Bazaar  Jingle Bell Walk/Run  LOCATION  Craig/Klawock  St. John’s Church in Klawock   Craig High School  Craig  Hollis to Craig  Craig  Naukati Bay  Craig Dock  Craig Cemetery  Kasaan  Craig High School  Port Protection   Craig/Klawock  Naukati Bay  Craig  Coffman Cove  Hollis  Hydaburg  Klawock  Coffman Cove  Naukati Bay  Prince of Wales Island  Craig City Gym  Craig /Klawock   Craig  Craig High School  Thorne Bay  Hydaburg  Craig City Gym  Craig City Gym  Craig  Hydaburg  Craig /Klawock   CONTACT  Victoria Merritt  Ralph Mackie / Cathy Bolling  Chamber office  USFS: Maeve Taylor  Jan Bush / Ann James  Di Merchant   Andy Richter  Victoria Merritt  Paul Dawson  Organized Village of Kasaan  John Bruns  Terri Metcaf   Victoria Merritt  Andy Richter  Victoria Merritt  Heather Hedges  Budd Burnett  Doreen Whitwer  City of Klawock  Heather Hedges  Andy Richter  Kathy Peavey  Victoria Merritt   Victoria Merritt  Susan Quigley   Paul Dawson  Laura Jennings  Doreen Whitwer  Victoria Merritt  Victoria Merritt  Ralph Mackie / Karen Coffey  Doreen Whitwer   Victoria Merritt  PHONE  907-401-1262   907-826-3321  907-755-2626  907-826-1641  907-401-0376  907-826-5862  907-629-4104  907-401-1262  907-826-2389  907-542-2230  907-826-5904  907-489-2261   907-401-1262  907-629-4104  907-401-1262  907-329-2233  907-530-7033  907-285-3666  907-755-2261  907-329-2233  907-629-4104  907-826-3856  907-401-1262   907-401-1262  907-826-3296  907-826-2389  907-828-3961 907-285-3666  907-401-1262  907-401-1262  907-826-3321  907-285-3666   907-401-1262  EMAIL craigrec@aptalaska.net rmack@aptalaska.net powcc@aptalaska.net  mltaylor@fs.fed.us  jamesann@hotmail.com craigrec@aptalaska.net richard@kasaan.org john.bruns.ak@gmail.com ic2flyingdogs@msn.com craigrec@aptalaska.net craigrec@aptalaska.net heather@ccalaska.com dbld@aptalaska.net lisaacs@cityofklawock.com heather@ccalaska.com peavey@aptalaska.net  craigrec@aptalaska.net craigrec@aptalaska.net

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Out in the Rain
Jan. 1 & 12  Feb. 12  Feb. 26  March 12  March 26  April 1   April 9  April 23  30 Ski / Snowshoe / Hike Ski / Snowshoe / Hike Kayak safety  Kayak tour / herring time Mountain bike   Whalefest POW! Kayak tour Earth Day cleanup

Out in the Rain is a series of free outdoor activities for fitness, fun and information. The subjects are as big as our island, from snowshoeing to kayaking, from GPS to greens-gathering. Despite the name, we don’t usually get rained on. But we sure don’t let a little rain stop us.
May 14  May 28  June 11  June 25  July 3  July 23  Aug. 13  Aug. 27  Geocaching / GPS use Marathon walking team Kids fishing day hike Tide pools / Beach greens gathering Triathlon kayak support Ocean swimming / snorkeling Cave / Karst Tour Botanicals gathering Sept. 2  Sept. 10  Sept. 24  Oct. 8  Oct. 22  Nov. 12  Nov. 26  Dec. 10  Honker Divide canoe trip Mushroom foraging Coastal Cleanup Day Kasaan culture tour Kayak safety day Mountain hike Mountain bike / ski Gathering Christmas greens

For more on Out in the Rain, contact Bob Claus  907-401-0279  bob@seacc.org

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JULIE BENSON

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KEY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES ICONS
fuels  food  lodging  groceries  scheduled flights  boat launch  harbor  RV park/service  ferry

A CARVED SIGN AND POSTS WELCOME VISITORS TO COFFMAN COVE

Janet Dar King

CRAIG’S CENTRAL AREA EXTENDS INTO PROTECTED WATERS

Craig Templin

COFFMAN COVE
132° 50’ W Longitude — 56° 01’ N Latitude Founded 1950s / incorporated 1989 Population est. 200 / city hall 907-329-2233
Founded as a base for loggers and thriving for decades in that role, Coffman Cove is re-inventing itself as a hub for the fishing industry and recreational outfitters on the northeast coast of the island. The closing of Ketchikan Pulp Co. in 1997 compelled residents to find other economic niches. Visitor services include overnight lodging with meals, an RV-trailer park with laundry and showers, cabin rentals, guided stream fishing, vehicle rentals, outdoor recreational rentals and sales, and fishing charters on the beautiful Inside Passage. Small businesses are broadly based and include oyster farming, gift sales, a gas station, a liquor store, lodging, fishing charters, welding, construction and contracting. Access to Coffman Cove by paved road has increased economic vitality. Recreational fishing along shore and in nearby streams is very good. Luck Lake offers a nice beach for camping and amazing surroundings for kayaking, canoeing, swimming and prime trout fishing. Eagle Creek, Luck Creek and Log Jam Creek produce exciting stream fishing. Sweetwater Lake provides a fun adventure by kayak, canoe or small boat through a lagoon leading to Barnes Lake. Forest Service cabins serve overnight paddlers at both lakes. Tour the Honker Divide canoe trail through peaceful, radiant land. An accommodating boardwalk leads to Hatchery Creek Falls, with breathtaking views. A state-owned seaplane base is available. There are a boat harbor and launch ramp.

CRAIG
133°09’ W Longitude — 55°28’ N Latitude. Founded late 1800s / incorporated 1922 Population est. 1,127 city hall 907-826-3275 / www.craigak.com
Tlingit and Haida peoples traditionally used this area for its rich seafood resources. A fish saltery was built on nearby Fish Egg Island in 1907 by Craig Millar; the early-day town was called Fish Egg until Millar’s first name was adopted. Between 1908 and 1911, Millar constructed Lyndenburger Packing Co. and cold storage plant. A post office, school, sawmill, and salmon cannery were built early in the 1910s. Ample pink salmon runs contributed to the development and growth of the community through the 1930s. The timber industry brought new residents and economic activity in the late 1950s. The Head family built a sawmill near Klawock in the 1970s, providing year-round jobs and a steadying economic influence. The mill was sold in the early 1990s to Viking Lumber. Growth has been due in part to the community’s role as a service and transportation center. Timber operations, fishing, fish processing, government and commercial services provide employment. The commercial sector is diversified and offers most goods and services, from banking to retail goods and medical care. Barges deliver cargo year-round. Craig has a community swimming pool, library and recreational facilities. Small-boat harbors at North Cove and South Cove provide moorage. A small transient float and dock are downtown; boat launches are at North Cove and False Island.

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EDNA BAY’S HARBOR ON NEARBY KOSCIUSKO ISLAND

Roger DiPaolo

EDNA BAY
133° 30’ W Longitude — 56° 03’ N Latitude Founded 1940s / incorporated 1983 Population est. 61 community association 907-594-6312
The town site of Edna Bay on Kosciusko Island was named in 1904 by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. It became a logging camp in the 1940s and remained one until the state released several community-establishment land sales in 1983 to spur growth and to entice local development. Edna Bay has evolved into a healthy, growing community. It is a special nook that fishermen like to come to while working in the vast waters of Sea Otter Sound and it is a secret getaway for visitors from around the world. Edna Bay offers residents a special lifestyle and visitors a unique experience. Those aspects of the community are possible because of an extensive inner island road system that grants residents access to resources they depend on and gives visitors access to vast recreation opportunities, with many creeks and lakes to fish in, mountains to scale and beautiful places to drive and hike. Services include groceries, supplies, fishing and hunting licenses, lodging, mail, phone and broadband Internet. Also available are a church and a dock with floatplane access.
HOLLIS HOMES OVERLOOK THE FERRY'S DEPARTURE Bob Hamilton

HOLLIS
132° 40’ W Longitude — 55° 29’ N Latitude Founded 1890s / Unincorporated Population est. 140 / Library 907-530-7043
Hollis is the Gateway to Prince of Wales Island and home port for the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that provides daily ferry service between Hollis and Ketchikan on the MV Prince of Wales and MV Stikine. Hollis is on the east side of the island, 22 miles east of Craig and 35 miles west of Ketchikan. Around 1900, Hollis was a bustling mining town with a population of more than 1,000. Gold and silver were mined nearby until about 1915. The town had a hotel, bank and post office in its heyday. The forest swallowed up the old mining town when eight mines closed by the 1940s. Speculators are considering reactivating one gold mine, waiting on results of core samples. In 1953, Hollis became a logging camp when the U.S. Forest Service signed a long-term timber contract with Ketchikan Pulp Co. Hollis was the base for timber operations until 1962, when the camp moved to Thorne Bay. The area was settled after 1980 via state land sales. Hollis has five subdivisions on six miles of road; recent state land sales have brought growth. More than 40 residential lots of three or four acres have sold in the past three years and at least 10 more are scheduled for sale in 2011. Hollis has a small public school, a well-stocked public library, a volunteer fire department, an emergency medical services unit and an emergency medevac heliport. The community boasts a boat dock, a new million-dollar floatplane dock for commercial air carriers, a new covered picnic shelter area with restroom facilities and a half-mile boardwalk and foot trail through the forest near Harris River. The community plans to extend the trail another mile to the estuary of the Twelve Mile Arm Bay near Cat Island. Hollis Community Council is buying 10 acres of state land to restore and expand a public cemetery and Garden of Memories Park. Some burials date to the early 1900s.

A NOTE ON DINING
Conventional dining-out options are available in Craig and Klawock. In other communities, options might be limited to take-out. We advise calling ahead before you travel to less-populous towns, or checking with local folks. Taking some food supplies with you is usually a good move.

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HYDABURG’S HOMES BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE TOTEM PARK

Kathy Peavey

HYDABURG
132°49’ W Longitude — 55°12’ N Latitude Founded 1912 / Population est. 380 / city hall 907-285-3761
Hydaburg is on the southwest coast of Prince of Wales Island. The turnoff to Hydaburg is off the Hollis Highway. The blacktop road to Hydaburg takes you past turnoffs that lead to USFS trails, picnic areas and points of interest. During the early 1700s, a group of Haida people crossed Dixon Entrance to Prince of Wales Island. The first migration landed in Kasaan; others came later and established major settlements at Howkan, Hlinkwaan, K’ay, K’aanii, Sukwaan and Kuy Gandlaas. In 1911, these villages consolidated in Hydaburg. Today, Hydaburg is the most populous community of Haida in the United States. The community is rooted in tribal values and relies on historical and cultural relationships to the land and sea. The Haida people take great pride in their ability to harvest the resources of the land and sea in a traditional and sustainable manner. Visitors get to Hydaburg by small floatplane or boat, or by driving the Hydaburg Highway. In Hydaburg, you will find a grocery store, airplane float, small boat harbor, U.S. post office and the offices of Hydaburg City Schools (home of the Warriors) and the City of Hydaburg. Also in the village are Hydaburg Cooperative Association/Haida Nation (Tribe), Boys and Girls Club and a Presbyterian Church. A totem park was built in Hydaburg during the 1930s. An excellent time to visit is during the annual Hydaburg Culture Camp. The community comes together to teach Haida language, song, dance, carving, weaving, beading and traditional food-gathering and preparation. The camp is followed by Haida Festival, with canoe, swimming and other races. These events are usually in the last week of July. Hydaburg hosts a large number of traditional Haida artists, carvers and weavers. Please feel free to contact the HCA offices with questions at 907285-3666; or email administrative assistant Francis Natkong at fcnatkong@ hotmail.com.

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KASAAN ALONG THE BAY FROM WHICH IT TOOK ITS NAME

Kathy Peavey TOURS OF KASAAN'S WHALE HOUSE EXPLORE TRADITIONAL ARTS AND WAYS OF LIFE

KASAAN
132° 23’ W Longitude — 55° 32’ N Latitude Founded late 1800s / incorporated 1976 Population est. 53 / city hall 907-542-2212 / organized village of Kasaan 907-542-2230 www.kasaan.org
One of two Haida villages in Alaska, Kasaan is on the east side of Prince of Wales Island about 30 miles northwest of Ketchikan. Passengers on the IFA ferry pass by Kasaan en route to the Hollis terminal. A 17-mile road to Kasaan begins at the turnoff near the Goose Creek bridge on Thorne Bay Highway. The unpaved road offers scenic views and there is a scenic turnout at Tolstoi Inlet. Kasaan gets its name from the Tlingit word meaning “pretty town” or “pretty village.” Haida people migrated north from what is now the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) and established the village Gasa’aan, now known as “Old Kasaan,” on Skowl Arm seven miles from today’s Kasaan. In 1892, the Copper Queen mine camp, sawmill, post office and store were built on Kasaan Bay. Haida people relocated to the new village. In 1902, a salmon cannery was built in Kasaan and operated off and on until 1953. During this time, Kasaan had a school, three stores, a Presbyterian Church and several businesses. Kasaan has a school, a library and post office. Visitors park near the Barry C. Stewart School. In front of the school stands the Unity Pole carved by Tsimshian master carver Stan Marsden and raised in 2007. The pole’s base depicts a bear holding up a healing man with a basket of roses. It also contains the killer whale, raven, eagle and thunderbird, with three watchmen at the top. Visitors may use Kasaan’s library; for info, phone 907-542-2229. The City of Kasaan and the local tribe, Organized Village of Kasaan (O.V.K.), offer limited accommodations and vehicle rental; reserve before arrival. A short walk on a forest trail leads to Kasaan Totem Park and Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House. The Whale House is the only standing Haida longhouse in the United States. In the 1930s, totems from the old village were moved to create the park near Whale House and Civilian Conservation Corps carvers rebuilt the longhouse. Original and restored house posts contribute to the cultural and historic importance of the building. Camping and fires are prohibited near the building. The local ANCSA village corporation, KAVILCO, owns the private property. KAVILCO and O.V.K. joined efforts to restore Whale House. Details on donating are at www.kasaan.org; donations are tax-deductible. A short trail leads from the Whale House to Kasaan Cemetery, which includes the grave of Chief Son-i-Hat, who died in 1912. Visitors may enjoy the remote setting but should remain mindful of the sacredness of the site.

A NOTE ON GROCERIES
Full-service grocery stores operate in Craig, Klawock and Thorne Bay. In other communities that display the grocery icon in this guide, you may find stores stocking more limited wares—convenience stores, in effect. You can use the contact phone numbers in this section to call ahead for information.
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NAUKATI BAY ON THE NORTHWEST COAST KLAWOCK SEEN FROM THE WATER, WITH MOUNTAINS LOOMING. Kathy Peavey

Kathy Peavey

KLAWOCK

NAUKATI BAY
133° 11’ W Longitude — 55° 51’ N Latitude Founded 1972 / Unincorporated Population est. 135 / Homeowners association 907-629-4104 www.naukatibay.com
The town site was named Naukatee Bay in 1904 by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, recording it as a local Native name. Naukati was a logging camp at one time, but later was settled through state land disposal sales. The town is the gateway to Sea Otter Sound, renowned for saltwater fishing. Naukati is nestled in the archipelago of islands of Sea Otter Sound, El Capitan Passage and lower Sumner Strait. Naukati Bay is accessible by road, boat or floatplane. Visitors find more than expected, with amenities including a convenience/liquor store, fuel and propane, auto/boat repair, fishing charters, cabins and a laundry facility. There is a boat launch ramp and limited dock space with more available soon. There is no charge for RV parking on the Naukati Bay waterfront. Naukati Bay is home to the only motor-sport event in Southeast Alaska, the Naukati Mudd Boggs. There is also the Fourth of July celebration, with a parade, potluck lunch and an auction. Other activities include a skunk cabbage contest, axe-throw and children’s games. Closing the day are fireworks—usually ignited on a landing craft anchored in the bay. Naukati Bay is surrounded on three sides by logging roads. The community is centrally located to many trails, creeks, lakes and attractions. Sarkar Lake Canoe Loop is popular, as are Beaver Falls Trail and El Capitan Cave. On the west side is Naukati West Shellfish Nursery; tours are available for learning about oyster spat (seed) used by oyster farmers all over Alaska. For more information, visit www.naukatibay.com. For nursery tours, call 907-629-4266.

133°05’ W Longitude — 55°33’ N Latitude Founded 1868 / incorporated 1929 Population est. 850 / city hall 907-755-2261
Klawock is named for Kloo-wah, a Tlingit Indian from Moira Sound. The town site was a summer fishing camp to which Kloo-wah permanently moved his clan. A trading post and salmon saltery were established in 1868 and the first cannery in Alaska was built here by a San Francisco firm in 1878. Subsequent canneries in the area were operated under contract, using Chinese laborers. A hatchery for red salmon opened at Klawock Lake in 1897. A school was constructed in 1929. In 1934, Klawock received federal funds for a cannery. In 1971, Alaska Timber Corp. built a sawmill. Soon after, Klawock-Heenya Corp., Shaan-Seet Corp. of Craig and Sealaska Timber Corp. built a log-sort yard outside of Klawock and a deep-water dock on Klawock Island. Klawock is a significant center of Tlingit culture, with an annual celebration of Elizabeth Peratrovich’s pioneering Native-rights work. The totem park has restored totem poles, replicas from old Tuxekan Village and 11 new poles. There are a heritage center, a long house and a carving shed on the Hollis Highway at the edge of town. A celebration and totem raising will take place Aug. 13-15, 2011. The only airstrip on Prince of Wales Island is near the town. Klawock has a small-boat harbor. A boat launch ramp is north of the cannery. A deep-draft dock on Klawock Island is primarily used for loading timber.

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POINT BAKER
133° 37’ W Longitude — 56° 21’ N Latitude Founded 1930s / Unincorporated Population est. 35 / community association 907-559-2204

POINT BAKER'S HARBOR

Kathy Peavey

THORNE BAY BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN AND ITS NAMESAKE WATER BODY

Linda Werner

Point Baker was named in 1793 by Capt. George Vancouver for an officer on The Discovery. The first floating fish buyer came here in 1919 and the trade continued to the 1930s. In the 1920s-30s, as many as 100 tents occupied by hand-trollers lined the harbor. The first store was built in 1941 and a floating post office in 1942. A floating dock was built by the state in 1961; a 440-foot float with power and moorage later replaced it. The community building has long-distance telephone service. Point Baker has a number of gillnet and troll boats. Fishing lodges, sawmills and aquaculture diversify the economy.

THORNE BAY
132° 31’ W Longitude — 54° 41’ N Latitude Founded 1960s / incorporated 1982 Population est. 495 / city hall 907-828-3380 www.thornebayalaska.net / www.thornebay-ak.gov
Thorne Bay is on eastern Prince of Wales Island. It’s linked by 59 miles of paved road to the ferry terminal in Hollis and by 36 miles of blacktop to Klawock. Visitors can also fly into Thorne Bay from Ketchikan on several floatplane services. The town rests on gentle hills overlooking its namesake bay, where Alaska Natives made homes centuries ago. Thorne Bay residents take pride in their beautiful surroundings. Employees of Ketchikan Pulp Co. brought their floating logging camp to shore here in 1961. The community was the largest logging camp in the world for several years. In 1982, residents incorporated the city; Thorne Bay is governed by a mayor and city council. Visitors entering on the main road find a unique welcome sign plaza housed in “the claw”—one of the world’s largest log-handling grapples. The plaza includes plaques and a city map directing visitors to retail businesses offering clothing, gifts, gas, groceries, hardware, liquor, marine supplies, fishing tackle, outboards and boats, propane and appliances and tire repair. Services in the community include a boat harbor with a launch, boat grid, public restroom and shower facilities, and daily floatplane service. Medical facilities, EMS via 911 and several churches serve the community. A U.S. post office and the U.S. Forest Service Thorne Bay Ranger District office are in the city. The community map is at businesses in town and is on the Thorne Bay Business Association’s web site at www.thornebayalaska.net. The City of Thorne Bay posts civic information at www.thornebay-ak.gov. Fishing, clamming and beachcombing are close by in the bay, up the Thorne River and off Sandy Beach Road. Overnight accommodations are available at bed and breakfast facilities, lodges and the city’s RV Park. Visitors can rent a car or a boat or charter fish from Thorne Bay. Thorne Bay is the access point for the popular Honker Divide Canoe Route. An archeologically significant 5,360-year-old THORNE BAY spruce root basket—the HOSTS ONE OF THE FUN “Thorne River Basket”—was SALMON-FISHING DERBIES found in the estuary of the ON PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND Thorne River in 1998. It is preserved in the Alaska State Museum in Juneau.

PORT PROTECTION: REMOTE LIFE ON THE NORTH END OF THE ISLAND

PORT PROTECTION

Carl Hernandez

133° 36’ W Longitude — 56° 19’ N Latitude Founded 1949 / Unincorporated Population est. 63 / community association 907-489-2214
Port Protection is nestled in a quiet cove three miles from the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island, 98 miles from Ketchikan. It’s not connected to roads. Wooden Wheel Johnson became the first resident in the early 1900s and gave his name to the cove where the town sits. In 1946, Buckshot Woolery opened the B.S. Trading Post and ran it for a quarter-century. The business grew with a warehouse, rental cabins, dock and float facilities and fuel sales. State land disposal programs enabled permanent settlement. Commercial fishing is the principal industry. Gillnetters and trollers homeport here. Artists in the community produce drawing, painting, carving, wooden boxes and writing. Full-service and self-service fishing lodges operate in summer and halibut fishers work nearby waters. A boardwalk in the forest provides charming access to residents’ homes. The so-called Stairway to Heaven is a series of steps to a ridge overlooking the cove, affording a great view of the town, forest and shoreline. A state seaplane dock is available, as are a boat harbor and launch ramp. Most services are seasonal in this community. We recommend you call Woodenwheel Cove Trading Post for updated information: 907-489-2222.

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RUNNERS TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE
DRIFTWOOD ANGLES SKYWARD ALONG WHALE PASS’S TIDE FLAT Josiah Huestis

WHALE PASS
133° 10’ W Longitude — 56° 06’ N Latitude Founded 1950s / Unincorporated Population est. 58 / community association 907-846-5317 Harbormaster 907-846-5262
Whale Pass is on the northeast side of Prince of Wales Island, north of Coffman Cove. The town sits on a bay in Whale Passage, named by a Navy commander in the 1880s. Orcas and humpback whales are commonly seen in the pass, a nearly 10-mile-long strait between Thorne Island and Prince of Wales Island. The area has been the site of logging camps since 1964. In the early 1980s, the last camp moved out and the area was permanently settled through state land disposal sales. The road system reached town in the 1980s. Recreational options are numerous. Neck Lake offers beautiful vistas. The shore road is a scenic wonder. Cavern Lake near town drains into a cave and reappears hundreds of feet away in stairstep waterfalls. Twin Island Lake provides a handsome mountain setting and good trout fishing. Exchange Cove offers beach camping. Ancient Native fish traps and petroglyphs are seen at nearby salmon streams. Coho salmon fishing is enhanced by hatchery stocks released at Neck Lake, which drains in a series of dramatic falls. Lodging is available. Gas is sold at irregular hours; diesel is not available. A vendor sells fishing and hunting licenses. Whale Pass Homeowners Association operates a state-owned seaplane base, dock, boat slips and launch ramp. Wireless Internet service is available at the community library.

MARATHON

The 26 miles of blacktop between Hollis and Craig are a perfect fit for a footrace. Every May for a dozen years, hundreds of people have participated in the Prince of Wales Island International Marathon on the island-crossing route. The event draws around 300 runners and walkers in solo and team divisions for a nationally sanctioned race. The 12th annual marathon is on May 28, 2011. While more Alaskans take part, the race is also on the map for roaming runners: visitors have logged Prince of Wales Island finishes toward completing runs in all 50 states. The field has also included runners who have finished more than 100 marathons. Runners from England and Austria have competed. Race organizers bring in each year a celebrity of the running world, such as the last American man to win the Boston Marathon or a USA Track and Field Hall of Fame inductee still running marathons in her 80s. The 2011 guest speaker is familiar. Aaron Prussian is a former island resident who won this event three times. During high school in Michigan, Prussian was an All-State cross-country runner. In college, he was a three-year All-American in crosscountry and track. His best time in the Prince of Wales Island marathon has been bested just once. His personal best time was achieved at the Victoria Marathon, in Victoria, B.C., in 2002. In 2003, Prussian competed in the Boston Marathon. In addition to the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce, numerous sponsors make this event possible. Among them are Alaska Marine Lines; Alaska Power & Telephone; Craig Cable TV; First Bank; the IFA; Pacific Airways; Silver Bay Seafoods; Tongass Trading Co.; and Whale Tail Pharmacy. For information and registration, go to www.powmarathon.org

MEDICAL
Emergency medical care and dental care on Prince of Wales Island are provided at Alicia Roberts Medical Clinic in Klawock. M.D.s and nurses staff the clinic year-round. 907-755-4800 Routine care is available by appointment from an M.D. and medical assistants at PeaceHealth Medical Group. 907-826-3257 The SEARHC Clinic in Thorne Bay’s City Hall is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 907-828-8848 or 828-3906 Dental care is available from Southeast Dental Centers in Craig, where a D.D.S. is on staff. 907-826-2273 The 911 system for Craig and Klawock dispatches from Craig City Police. Emergency 911 service is also available in Hollis, Hydaburg and Thorne Bay. In other areas, 911 calls are answered by Alaska State Troopers.
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CAROLYN CHAPMAN

Worship
CarLa TCHaLeMIan

COFFMAN COVE

Community Baptist Church 329-2400 or 329-2013 New Covenant Alliance Church 329-2301

CRAIG
First Presbyterian Church 826-3282 Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 826-3960 New Hope Baptist Church 826-2526 Seventh Day Adventist Church 826-3215

HYDABURG

Assembly of God Church 285-3270 Presbyterian Church 285-3451

NAUKATI BAY THORNE BAY

Community Church 846-5333 Church of Thorne Bay 828-3915 St. John’s Catholic Church 755-2345 Thorne Bay Baptist Church 828-8237

CRAIG

Anchor Baptist Church 826-5604 Church of God 826-3358 Church of Jesus Christ L.D.S. 826-3434 Craig Bible Church 826-3340

KASAAN

Kasaan Mission 828-8237

EDNA BAY HOLLIS

KLAWOCK

Edna Bay Alliance Church 594-6347 Hollis Community Church 530-7038

Prince of Peace Assembly of God 755-2275 St. John’s Catholic Church 755-2345 Salvation Army 755-2769

WHALE PASS
Bible Church 846-5333

All numbers are in area code 907

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PROUD AND ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE PRINCE OF WALES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ACCOMMODATIONS
A5 Outdoor Recreation, Sales & Rentals
coffman cove / 907-329-2399 / ashe5@juno.com / www.a5outdoorrec.com A5 cabin open year round.  Cabin and boat package. Kayaks and mountain bikes for your outdoor experience.  Bait– Box Take Out restaurant.  Also your authorized Blaze King dealer.

Fireweed Lodge

Klawock / 907-755-2930 / cell 206-910-7702 / fax 907-755-2936 / fireweedlo@aol.com / www.fireweedlodge.com The only full-service fishing resort. Ten boats, kayaks and recreational facilities. Spa and exercise room. Private  cabins. Look for helicopter tours in 2011!

Fish, Fur & Feathers

Adventure Alaska Southeast

thorne Bay / 907-828-3907 / 877-499-3474 / fax 907-828-3907 / info@fishorhunt.com / www.fishorhunt.com For over 10 years we’ve been the one-stop-shop for Cottages, Boats, Vehicles, Saltwater Charters, Guided Streamfishing OR Complete Vacation Packages. Our facilities include: tackle store, hot-tub, wireless Internet, freezers, canoes,  laundry, game prep room and more. 

craig / 907-826-2309 Rustic, clean, comfortable rooms with 2 beds, refrigerator, microwave, coffeepot, cable TV. A shared kitchen, off-road  parking. Daily rates, pets welcome with extra charge.

Fishmoor

Alaskan Escape

Whale Pass / phone & fax 907-846-5262 / tyrahuestis@gmail.com Fully equipped cabin with two bedrooms upstairs; sleeps five. Easy walk across the road to great   salmon fishing. Cabin includes water view, covered decks, fish cleaning station, freezer, washer and dryer.

thorne Bay / 907-254-6662 or 907-254-6663 / fax 661-457-4300 / info@alaskanescape.com / www.alaskanescape.com Waterfront cabins located on the south arm of Thorne Bay. Each fully equipped cabin comes with its own skiff for a  self-guided fishing experience. Can accommodate groups up to 35 in multiple cabins.

FlyQuest Adventures Lodge

Alaska’s Fish Tales Lodge

Whale Pass/907-846-5317/ timberhick0402@yahoo.com / www.alaskasfishtaleslodge.com Beautifully furnished waterfront cabins located on Neck Lake outlet, Whale Pass. Skiff, vehicle packages available for  your self-guided hunting, fishing, and exploring adventures.  Private, clean and family-friendly. Pets OK with deposit.

Whale Pass / phone 907-846-5328 / fax 818-212-7581 / flyquestlodge@yahoo.com / www.flyquestlodge.com FISH, SILVER SALMON & KINGS from our waters on beautiful ocean bay.  Halibut by charter.  Furnished cabins with  kitchenettes and private baths. Boats and crab pots included! Delicious meals available.   B & B road-accessible.

Gregg’s Hunting & Fishing

Aplace Tostay

Klawock / 907-755-2609 / cell 907-209-1247 / aplacetostay@aptalaska.net / www.aplacetostayinak.com Cabins available April through September. Accommodations for one to six persons. Cross road location for the island.  Fresh and salt water fishing nearby. Black bear and Sitka black tail deer hunting available.

Naukati Bay / 907-965-5964 / gwparsley@yahoo.com / www.greggshunting.com Guest house/cabin rental. Very nice two-bedroom with kitchen. Forested setting with access to a large trout-fishing  lake, outside gazebo, fire pit and smokehouse. Bear hunters welcome.

Inn at Creek Street & New York Hotel

Beachcomber B&B

craig / 907-826-2268 / resv@beachcomberbandb.com / www.beachcomberbandb.com Steps from the beach! New, spacious 1,300 sq. ft. two-bedroom with full bath, microwave, fridge, 50-inch plasma TV,  wireless Internet and full-size tournament pool table. Sleeps five. Quiet, comfortable, private and centrally located.

Ketchikan / 907-225-0246 / fax 907-225-1803 / Stephen reeve / smreeve@mac.com / www.theNewYorkHotel.com Located in downtown Ketchikan. Beautiful rooms and spacious suites close to restaurants, shops, galleries, tours and  the abundant wildlife of Ketchikan Creek. Discounts for Prince of Wales residents. No pets.

KingFisher Charters & Lodge

Blue Heron on Boat Harbor B&B

craig / 907-826-3608 / tammydemmert@hotmail.com / www.littleblueheroninn.com Centrally located. Quaint, Cozy, Clean, Well Decorated rooms, each with Private Bath, Cable TV, Coffee Center, Fridge,  Microwave, Wireless Internet. Queen-size suite, single room or full four-bedroom lodge available.

craig / 907-826-3350 / fax 907-826-3350 / cell 907-965-4001 / rico@aptalaska.net / www.alaskakingfisherlodge.com Full-service fishing lodge, family-run. Three-day packages starting at $2,150 include round trip airfare from Ketchikan International Airport to Craig.  32-foot walkaround boats. Klawock / 800-544-2205 / 907-755-2205 / fax 907-755-2218 / icresak@aptalaska.net / www.LogcabinresortandrvPark.com Guided and non-guided fishing packages, eco-tours, waterside condo and beach cabin rentals, boat and canoe  rentals.

Log Cabin Resort & R.V. Park

Blue Heron on Bucareli Bay B & B

craig / 907-826-3608 / tammydemmert@hotmail.com / www.littleblueheroninn.com Two blocks from downtown. The absolute BEST B&B in Craig. Upscale, New, Immaculate, on ocean with viewing  deck, kitchenette, living room, wireless Internet, TempurPedic beds. Single rooms or 2-room, 2-bath suite. Reasonable rates.

Lupine Pension Bed & Breakfast

Cabins In Alaska

Hollis / 888-648-7277 / staff@cabinsinalaska.com / www.cabinsinAlaska.com Cedar cabins 5.7 miles from the Hollis ferry terminal.  Your housekeeping cabins are completely furnished with linens, cookware, frig, coffee pot, microwave and stovetop range.  Three cabins sleep four people and three bunkhouses  sleep two.  Laundry facilities, toilets/showers and meeting room in central Bathhouse.  Day, weekly, monthly rentals.   Special rate for “islanders” riding the ferry to Ketchikan who want to avoid the long morning drive! Sorry—no smoking, no pets.  May to mid-September season.  Reservations only.

craig / 907-826-3851 / pauline@lupinepension.com / www.lupinepension.com Lupine Pension B&B is a non-smoking, furnished apartment with private entrance, deck, bathroom/shower, kitchenette and separate bedroom. Sleeps up to four; kids are welcome.

McFarland’s FLOATEL

Changing Tides Inn

thorne Bay / toll-free 888-828-3335 / 907-828-3335 / floatel@starband.net / www.mcfarlandsfloatel.com Unique accommodations in your own deluxe log cabin. Two miles by water from the town of Thorne Bay. Now accessible by road; call for directions. Boats and car rental.

Klawock / 907-755-2305 / stewardrob@hotmail.com / www.changingtidesinn.com Private oceanfront lodging. One- or two-bedroom units with sleeper futons in living room. Fully equipped kitchens,  washer/dryer, phone, satellite TV, freezer and hot tub. Five miles from Klawock. No pets. coffman cove / cell 907-351-2978 / fax 907-351-0477 / info@coffmancoveak.com / www.coffmancoveak.com Coffman Cove Adventures offers full-service, self-guided adventures for fishing, and sightseeing adventures. Weeklong rates include accommodations, meals, vehicle and boat rental. Nightly lodging and daily boat rentals available.   Pets okay.

Naukati Cabins

Naukati / 907-629-4266 / fax 907-629-4266 / artandclaireking@gmail.com Four rental cabins, two with full kitchens, private baths.

Coffman Cove Adventures

Northend Cabins

Whale Pass / 907-846-5315 / Northendcabins@starband.net/ www.northendcabins.com Furnished cabins with equipped kitchens, bathroom, parking at cabins, centrally located in Whale Pass. Freezer,  license vendor fishing & hunters.  Visitors Welcome.  Weekly Discount. Non-Smoking. Pet OK with cleaning deposit.

Oceanview Bed and Breakfast

Coffman Cove Bunkhouse Lodging

coffman cove / Home 907-329-2219 / Bunkhouse 907-329-2228 / ccbunkhouse@yahoo.com / www.coffmancoveBunkhouse.net Coffman Cove Bunkhouse Lodging offers you accommodations, home-cooked meals, skiff, kayaks and 22ft. HewesCraft for rent. Private rooms available. Call or email for an Alaskan adventure that suits your needs! 

craig / 907-826-2867 / hairizon@aptalaska.net / www.oceanviewbnb.com Beautiful ocean and mountain view, comfortable for parties up to eight. Kitchen and dining area. Hair salon on  premises, close to a shopping mall, restaurants, pool and recreation area.

Oceanview RV Park Campground and Lodging

Columbine Inn

Klawock / 907-755-2287 / jlund@aptalaska.net Efficiency apartments with queen bed, microwave, refrigerator, stove. Rollaway available. Rates by day, week,  month. No pets.

coffman cove / 907-329-2032 / djeffreys@coveconnect.com / www.coffmancove.org/rvpark.html RV park, campground and lodging on the beach in Coffman Cove. Saltwater and freshwater fishing, photographer’s  dream. See you soon!

Ocean Bluebird B&B

Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast

craig / 907-826-2238 / dreambb@aptalaska.net / www.dreamcatcherbedandbreakfast.com Enjoy our island home in comfort and style. Situated on a peaceful beach in Craig. Three private guest rooms.  Continental breakfast, cable TV, phone and wireless Internet. Open year-round! Sorry, no pets!

craig / 907-826-3672 / pierce@aptalaska.net / web.mac.com/oceanbluebirdbb/iweb Comfy non-smoking apartment rental for nightly or extended visits. One block from the beach, public pool/weight  room facilities and center-town mini-mall. Can sleep one to four people.

Organized Village of Kasaan

Kasaan / 907-542-2230 / fax 907-542-3006 / ovk@kasaan.org / www.kasaan.org Federally recognized tribe established in 1934. Lodging available: two-bedroom house with full kitchen, near beach  and other scenic opportunities. $90 per night per person. Also two Chevy Suburbans for rent.

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ACCOMMODATIONS
Overlook Inn
craig / 907-826-3081 / 907-401-0066 / barlowsoverlookinn@aptalaska.net / www.aptalaska.net/~sonny/ Overlook Inn, an apartment overlooking St. Nicholas Bay at 3.6 Mile Port St. Nicholas Road, offers a full kitchen,  continental breakfast, washer/dryer and sleeps four adults in a peaceful setting.

Island Girl Adventure Tours

craig / 907-826-3856 / peavey@aptalaska.net Come enjoy a day with Alaska naturalist Kathy Peavey on her 22-foot heated HewesCraft OceanPro. Fish, photograph  and explore! Lunch provided. USCG-licensed. 

KingFisher Charters & Lodge

Red Dawg Retreat

coffman cove / 541-247-5721/ fax 541-247-5721/ cell 541-698-7500 / joyner1@charter.net / www.reddawgretreat.com 3 bdrm.,  2 bath home newly furnished, complete kitchen, TV, DVD, laundry room & freezer. Sleeps 6 comfortably.  Great for family or group that likes to fish and enjoy Alaska.

craig / 907-826-3350 / fax 907-826-3350 / cell 907-965-4001 / rico@aptalaska.net / www.alaskakingfisherlodge.com Full-service fishing lodge, family-run. Three-day packages starting at $2,150 include round trip airfare from Ketchikan International Airport to Craig.  32-foot walkaround boats.

AIR SERVICES
Island Air Express
craig / 888-387-8989 / info@islandAirX.com / www.islandAirX.com Headquartered on Prince of Wales Island, Island Air Express operates modern jet-prop aircraft on amphibious floats.  Fully FAA-certified for day & night IFR. Island Air’s aircraft can transport nine passengers in commuter-style comfort  at speeds up to 200 mph. Island Air Express has terminal facilities at the Klawock and Ketchikan airports.

Rock Haven

coffman cove / 907-329-2003 / rockhaven@starband.net / www.rockhavenalaska.com Unique, full-service accommodations booking parties of 2-8 exclusively. Located across the bay from Coffman Cove;  boat or floatplane access only.

Room With A View

coffman cove / 907-329-2218 / cell 206-718-6871 / sod.1@hotmail.com / www.akroomwithaview.com Room With A View offers you a panoramic view of Clarence Strait on the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska. Our oneroom apartment has a kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities and is fully furnished for your convenience.

Pacific Airways

Ruth Ann’s Restaurant, Hotel & Cocktail Bar

Ketchikan / 877-360-3500 / fax 907-247-3500 / craig 907-826-5400/Fax:826-5535/ res@flypacificairways.com / www.flypacificairways.com Scheduled air service to Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island and Metlakatla. Charter flying, air transportation for  lodges, flightseeing in Misty Fjords National Monument, fly-out hunting and fishing trips.

craig / hotel 907-826-3378 / office 907-826-3292 / fax 907-826-3293 / charters 360-676-1321 / ruthanns@aptalaska.net Established in 1976. Full-service restaurant with waterfront dining. Breakfast, burgers, salads, seafood, steaks. All  rooms include fridge, coffee, shower/tub. Fishing charters available with Bob, 360-961-0845, Rob, 360-676-1321.  The place to meet on Prince of Wales Island.

Promech Air

Ketchikan / 800-860-3845/ 907-225-3845 / fax 907-247-3875 / info@promechair.com / www.promechair.com Largest air taxi in Southeast Alaska, with a proven safety record for over 30 years. Daily scheduled flights to Craig,  Hollis, Thorne Bay and Metlakatla. Freight, charters and lake trips.

Salmon Shores Cabin and Guest House

Taquan Air

coffman cove / 907-329-2311 / info@salmonshores.com / www.salmonshores.com Located approximately one-quarter mile from services and marina. Salmon Shores offers clean, fully furnished  cabins with kitchens, chest freezers, bathroom and shower. Boat rental also available.

Shaan-Seet Hotel

Ketchikan / 907-225-8800 / fax 907-228-4605 / cell 907-617-2923 / brien@taquanair.com / www.taquanair.com Schedules year-round between Ketchikan and POW communities of Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Hollis, Hydaburg,  Long Island, Cholmondely, Coffman Cove, Naukati Bay, Whale Pass, Edna Bay, Port Protection and Point Baker. 

craig / 907-826-3251 / fax 907-826-3980 / cell 907-401-0410 / ssinc@aptalaska.net / www.shaanseet.com Daily, weekly, and monthly rates.  Long-term OK. Moorage available at Shaan-Seet dock. No pets.

CABIN / CAMPING / R.V. FACILITIES
thorne Bay / 907-254-6662 or 907-254-6663 / fax 661-457-4300 / info@alaskanescape.com / www.alaskanescape.com Waterfront cabins located on the south arm of Thorne Bay. Each fully equipped cabin comes with its own skiff for a  self-guided fishing experience. Can accommodate groups up to 35 in multiple cabins.

Shelter Cove Lodge

Alaskan Escape

craig / 907-826-2939 / fax 907-826-2941 / Dave@sheltercovelodge.com / www.sheltercovelodge.com Year-round lodging on the waterfront. Seasonal charter fishing and hunting. Summer gourmet restaurant and  full-service bar. Open to the public.

South Haven Guest House

thorne Bay / 907-828-3471 / southhaven@starband.net / www.southhavenguesthouse.com Best view on the bay. Private waterfront two-bedroom, furnished guest house with woodstove. Includes skiff, vehicle  and ocean rods for your self-guided Southeast experience. Also listed in Lodges & Resorts.

Alaska’s Fish Tales Lodge

Southeast Retreat

Klawock / 907-755-2994 / southeastretreat@yahoo.com / www.southeastretreat.com All-inclusive river & ocean packages include spacious A-frame and a 4x4 automobile for your exclusive use. Selfguided lodging/auto options also available.

Whale Pass / 907-846-5317 / timberhick0402@yahoo.com / www.alaskasfishtaleslodge.com Beautifully furnished waterfront cabins located on Neck Lake outlet, Whale Pass. Skiff, vehicle packages available  for your self-guided hunting, fishing and exploring adventures. Private, clean and family-friendly. Pets okay with  deposit.

Aplace Tostay

Super 8 Ketchikan

Ketchikan / 907-225-9088 / fax 907-225-1072 / ketchikanS8@pendevserv.com / www.the.super8.com/03099 Stop over at the Ketchikan Super 8 before and after POW adventure.  We offer SuperStart Breakfast, high speed  wireless Internet, deep freezers and complimentary shuttle to and from the airport or ferry.

Klawock / 907-755-2609 / cell 907-209-1247 / aplacetostay@aptalaska.net / www.aplacetostayinak.com Cabins available April through September. Accommodations for one to six persons. Cross road location for the island.  Fresh and salt water fishing nearby. Black bear and Sitka black-tail deer hunting available.

Cabins In Alaska

Trophy Inn

Klawock / 907-755-2209 / donald_busse@hotmail.com / www.spaciousskies.us/trophy “Great Place, Great Price, and Great People.  Don’t overlook this wonderful place.” Two fully furnished apartment style  B&Bs with custom built furniture and daily culinary delights.Winter rates available. “ Trophy Inn is simply the best  place on the island.” George N.

Hollis / 888-648-7277 / staff@cabinsinalaska.com / www.cabinsinAlaska.com Cedar cabins 5.7 miles from the Hollis ferry terminal.  Your housekeeping cabins are completely furnished with linens, cookware, frig, coffee pot, microwave and stovetop range.  Three cabins sleep four people and three bunkhouses  sleep two. Laundry facilities, toilets/showers and meeting room in central Bathhouse.  Day, weekly, monthly rentals.   Special rate for “islanders” riding the ferry to Ketchikan who want to avoid the long morning drive! Sorry—no smoking- no pets.  May to Mid- September season.  Reservations only.

Water Street Apartments

Coffman Cove Adventures

craig / 907-826-2333 / cell 907-401-0412 / fax 907-826-2433 / voyageur@aptalaska.net Clean and comfortable one-bedroom efficiency apartments. Fully furnished. For rent daily or weekly. Accommodate  up to four people. Reasonable rates. Satellite TV and wireless Internet available. “The Place to Stay in Craig.”

Welcome Inn Bed and Breakfast

thorne Bay / 907-828-3950 / welcome@lodginginnalaska.com / www.lodginginnalaska.com Clean, quiet and comfortable Alaskan hospitality. Open year-round. Vehicle rentals available. 

coffman cove / cell 907-351-2978 / fax 907-351-0477 / info@coffmancoveak.com / www.coffmancoveak.com Coffman Cove Adventures offers full-service, self-guided adventures for fishing, and sightseeing adventures. Weeklong rates include accommodations, meals, vehicle and boat rental. Nightly lodging and daily boat rentals available.   Pets okay.

Donna’s Place

ADVENTURE TOURS
Capt. Jeff Cox, Island Fishing and Sightseeing Guide Service
Klawock city Dock / 239-287-3550 / cjeffcox@hotmail.com / www.jeffcoxislandfishing.com We proudly personalize your Alaskan experience to meet your every expectation; specializing in King Salmon,  Halibut and Lingcod. Ocean, Bay and Scenic River Charters, Birding and Wildlife viewing. $250 each.

Whale Pass / 907-846-5202 / fax 907-846-5202 / donnasplace@yahoo.com Two fully furnished rental units; each unit sleeps up to two people. One fully furnished unit sleeps up to four people.  Coin-operated laundromat. Parking and a beautiful view. 

Gregg’s Hunting & Fishing

Naukati Bay / 907-965-5964 / gwparsley@yahoo.com / www.greggshunting.com Guest house/cabin rental. Very nice two-bedroom with kitchen. Forested setting with access to a large trout-fishing  lake, outside gazebo, fire pit and smokehouse. Bear hunters welcome.

InnerSea Discoveries

Hollis Adventure Rentals

Seattle / 1-206-284-0300 / fax 1-206-283-9322 / danb@americanSafaricruises.com / www.AmericanSafaricruises.com /  Indulge Your Adventurous Side.  Visit our website for details.

Hollis / 907-530-7040 / fax 866-309-6483 / cell 425-766-8969 / harentals@comcast.net / www.harentals.com Car rental with kayak, boat and camping gear packages at the Hollis ferry dock. We also offer skiff, van, R.V., truck  and fishing gear rental at affordable rates.

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CABIN / CAMPING / R.V. FACILITIES
JS Development Co. Kevin’s Cabin
craig / 907-826-3632 5 by 5, 5 by 10, 10 by 12 and 9 by 13 storage units available. Full hook-up RV court as well as RV storage available. coffman cove / 907-329-2211 / kmooreak@gmail.com / www.kevinscabin.com A great little cabin in the Alaskan Rainforest. Fully updated, sleeps four. Shower, TV, microwave, phone. Fresh water  and saltwater fishing minutes from the door. Close to harbor and ferry terminal. Comes with a canoe!

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE and VISITORS BUREAUS
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Bellingham, Wash. / 360-671-3990 / fax 360-647-7873 / Loni@Bellingham.org / Bellingham.org Visit Bellingham in Northwest Washington !  Bellingham and Whatcom County offer incredible scenery,  uniqueAdventures and charming cultural attractions.  Bellingham is 80miles north of Seattle; 40 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.

Denali Chamber of Commerce

Klawock RV Park

Klawock / 907-755-4888 / cell 907-401-1041 RV park with laundromat for occupants. Klawock / 800-544-2205 / 907-755-2205 / fax 907-755-2218 / icresak@aptalaska.net / www.LogcabinresortandrvPark.com Guided and non-guided fishing packages, eco-tours, waterside condo and beach cabin rentals, boat and canoe  rentals.

Healy, Alaska / 907-683-4636 /info@denalichamber.com / www.denalichamber.com Use the website to contact virtually every business in the Denali area that is involved in tourism.  Please look through  our members list for information on merchants, services and organizations.

Log Cabin Resort & R.V. Park

Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce

Ketchikan, Alaska / 907-225-3184 / fax 907-225-3187 / info@ketchikanchamber.com / www.ketchikanchamber.com Advocate for local businesses.

The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce

Naukati Cabins

Naukati / 907-629-4266 / fax 907-629-4266 / artandclaireking@gmail.com Four rental cabins, two with full kitchens, private baths.

Northend Cabins

Palmer, Alaska / 907-775-2880 / fax 907-775-4164 / director@palmerchamber.org / www.palmerchamber.org Offers businesses a wide range of opportunities to promote business.  Offers programs for networking to make new  contacts and make a difference in the community.

Whale Pass / 907-846-5315 / Northendcabins@starband.net/ www.northendcabins.com Furnished cabins with equipped kitchens, bathroom, parking at cabins, centrally located in Whale Pass. Freezer,  license vendor fishing & hunters.  Visitors Welcome.  Weekly Discount. Non-Smoking. Pet OK with cleaning deposit.

Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce

Oceanview RV Park Campground and Lodging

Sitka, Alaska / 907-747-8604 / fax 907-747-7413 /chamber@ptialaska.net / www.sitkacoc.com The Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of Sitka businesses and community leaders who  promote, support and facilitate commerce and economic growth in Sitka.

coffman cove / 907-329-2032 / djeffreys@coveconnect.com / www.coffmancove.org/rvpark.html RV park, campground and lodging on the beach in Coffman Cove. Saltwater and freshwater fishing, photographer’s  dream. See you soon!

Haines Chamber of Commerce

On Whiskey Creek

Hollis / 907-530-7081 / cabin@onwhiskeycreek.com / www.onwhiskeycreek.com Private beachfront, wooded cabin for do-it-yourself adventurers. Kitchen, bathroom, freezer. Great fishing, lots of  wildlife, hiking, kayaking and lots of exploring. Complimentary pick-up in Hollis.

Haines, Alaska / 907-766-2202 / fax 907-766-2271 / chamber@haineschamber.org / www.haineschamber.org Promotes economic growth that contributes to the local quality of life by advocacy, cooperative programs that  provide necessary resources and educating the community on the importance of a sustainable economy.

Kenai Convention & Visitors Bureau

Red Dawg Retreat

coffman cove / 541-247-5721/ fax 541-247-5721/ cell 541-698-7500 / joyner1@charter.net / www.reddawgretreat.com 3bdrm. 2 bath home newly furnished, complete kitchen,TV, DVD, laundry room,& freezer. Sleeps 6 comfortably.   Great for family or group that likes to fish and enjoy Alaska.

Kenai, Alaska / 907/283-1991 / fax 907-283-2230 / info@visitkenai.com / www.visitkenai.com “Kenai—Where the river ends and the adventure begins.” Our center offers visitor information, local history  museum, gift shop, art exhibits & the largest collection of mounted bald eagles in North America. 

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau

Ruff It Bayside Cabins

Ketchikan, AK / 907-225-6166 / 800-770-3300 / fax 907-225-4250 / info@visit-ketchikan.com / www.visit-ketchikan.com Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Whale Pass / 907-846-5221 / goodfishing@starband.net / www.ruffitresort.com Do-it-yourself hunting and fishing. Available from May through September. Comfortable, clean cabins that sleep  four. Comes with skiffs. Minutes away from great coho fishing!

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

The Landing at Otter Cove, LLC

Petersburg, Alaska / 907-772-3646 / fax 907-772-2453 / chamber@petersburg.org / www.petersburg.org Serves the business community of Petersburg through communication, networking, and education of our members.

thorne Bay / 907-623-0971 / 907-752-0786 / toll-free 888-424-5445 / info@thelandingatottercove.com / www.thelandingatottercove.com Floating lodge in secluded cove offers cabin lodging. Self-guided hunting & fishing as well as guided fishing charters  and big game hunting. Transportation aboard our 30-foot aluminum catamaran.

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce

Welchman Longbow and Cabin Rental

Klawock, Alaska / 907-755-2626 / fax 907-755-2627 / info@princeofwalescoc.org / www.princeofwalescoc.org 2011 Guide to Prince of Wales Island; USFS road map; Alaska Connections III Cookbook; relocation packets; and  brochures from our members. Contact us for brochures from members and info about Prince of Wales Island, Alaska! 

Whale Pass / 907-846-5333 / fax 907-846-5333 / welch@starband.net / www.welchmanlongbows.com Cabin rental on main road system. Fully heated, shower, kitchen, bedroom and sleeping loft. Quiet, rustic, wooded  setting.

Prince Rupert & District Chamber of Commerce Skagway Chamber of Commerce

Prince rupert, British columbia / 250-624-2296 / fax 250-624-6105 / manager@princerupertchamber.ca / www.princerupert.ca Skagway, AK. / 907-983-1898 / fax 907-983-2031/ chamber@aptalaska.net / www.skagwaychamber.org

CAR RENTAL
Adventure Alaska Southeast
thorne Bay / 907-828-3907 / 877-499-3474 / fax 907-828-3907 / info@fishorhunt.com / www.fishorhunt.com For over 10 years we’ve been the one-stop-shop for Cottages, Boats, Vehicles, Saltwater Charters, Guided Stream  fishing OR Complete Vacation Packages. Our facilities include: tackle store, hot-tub, wireless Internet, freezers,  canoes, laundry, game prep room and more. 

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce

Soldotna, AK / 907-262-9814 / fax 907-262-3566 / info@soldotnachamber.com / www.soldotnachamber.com Chamber and visitor information center. Home of the world-record sport-caught salmon.  Free recreation guides  available upon request.

Wrangell Chamber of Commerce

Hollis Adventure Rentals

Hollis / 907-530-7040 / fax 866-309-6483 / cell 425-766-8969 / harentals@comcast.net / www.harentals.com Car rental with kayak, boat and camping gear packages at the Hollis ferry dock. We also offer skiff, van, R.V., truck  and fishing gear rental at affordable rates.

Wrangell, AK / 907-874-3901 / fax 907-874-3905 / wrangellchamber@gmail.com / www.wrangellchamber.org We encourage the growth of existing business activities while giving all proper assistance to any new firms or  individuals seeking residence in Wrangell and its environs.

Shaub-Ellison Tire & Fuel / Car Rentals

CHARTERS / GUIDES / OUTFITTERS
Adventure Alaska Southeast
thorne Bay / 907-828-3907 / 877-499-3474 / fax 907-828-3907 / info@fishorhunt.com / www.fishorhunt.com For over 10 years we’ve been the one-stop-shop for Cottages, Boats, Vehicles, Saltwater Charters, Guided Streamfishing OR Complete Vacation Packages. Our facilities include: tackle store, hot-tub, wireless Internet, freezers, canoes,  laundry, game prep room and more. 

craig / 907-826-3450 / fax 907-826-3440 Car rentals available with ferry pick-up and drop-off. PLUS full-service fuel and auto service and repair: mechanics on  duty; batteries, brakes, towing service, quick lubes, shocks, major brand tires.

Welcome Inn Bed and Breakfast Wesley Rentals

thorne Bay / 907-828-3950 / welcome@lodginginnalaska.com / www.lodginginnalaska.com Clean, quiet and comfortable Alaskan hospitality. Open year-round. Vehicle rentals available.  Klawock / 907-617-8837 / cell 907-957-1535 / wesmo54@hotmail.com / www.wesleyrentals.com Nice selection of rental vehicles, easy pick-up and drop-off service to Hollis Ferry. Free to Klawock, Craig. Insurance  rentals, short-term rentals and discounted long-term rentals.  Reservations suggested.

Alaska Top Dog Charters

craig / 907-828-8898 or 907-723-6462 / burch.lauren81@gmail.com / www.alaskaboatcharter.com 3-5 Day Trips, Groups of 2-4 (sleep on boat). Depart Craig, Alaska, West Coast of POW. Fish till you drop or … Relax  and enjoy the sights! Day trips available.

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CHARTERS / GUIDES / OUTFITTERS
Alaskan Dreams Fishing & Hunting Lodge
Naukati Bay / 907-723-7291 / akdreams@starband.net Charter fishing on 32-foot catamaran with head and heat; 3-day to 5-day packages. Hunting transport or do-ityourself. Seven-day packages for black bear or Sitka Black-tail deer. Lodge has three bedrooms with private baths,  double occupancy.

Alaska’s Fish Tales Lodge

Whale Pass / 907-846-5317 / timberhick0402@yahoo.com / www.alaskasfishtaleslodge.com Beautifully furnished waterfront cabins located on Neck Lake outlet, Whale Pass. Skiff, vehicle packages available  for your self-guided hunting, fishing, and exploring adventures.  Private, clean and family-friendly. Pets okay with  deposit.

Breakaway Adventures

Wrangell / 888-385-2488 / eric@breakawayadventures.com / www.breakawayadventures.com Water Taxi Service: Coffman Cove, Whale Pass, Point Baker. (Airport to POW Island.) Tours to Stikine River, Anan Bear  observatory, LeConte Glacier. Canoe, kayak, skiff rentals.

Capt. Jeff Cox, Island Fishing and Sightseeing Guide Service

Klawock city Dock / 239-287-3550 / cjeffcox@hotmail.com / www.jeffcoxislandfishing.com We proudly personalize your Alaskan experience to meet your every expectation; specializing in King Salmon,  Halibut and Lingcod. Ocean, Bay and Scenic River Charters, Birding and Wildlife viewing. $250 each. craig / 907-826-2938 / cell 907-401-0189 / fax 907-826-2937 / catchaking1@aptalaska.net / www.catchakingcharters.com Fishing charters for salmon, halibut, bottom fish from May through September. Lodging for up to thirty guests.  Twenty years in business with very experienced and friendly guides. coffman cove / 907-329-2044 / 503-377-2505 / lee@coffmancovecharters.com / www.coffmancovecharters.com Fish halibut, salmon and bottomfish with Capt. Lee Harper. Walk-ons welcome; reservations encouraged. Call now to  guarantee your spot in the Silver Talon! We’ll see you in Coffman Cove this summer!

Catch-a-King Charters

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Fireweed Lodge

Klawock / 907-755-2930 / cell 206-910-7702 / fax 907-755-2936 / fireweedlo@aol.com / www.fireweedlodge.com The only full-service fishing resort. Ten boats, kayaks and recreational facilities. Spa and exercise room. Private  cabins. Look for helicopter tours in 2011! 

Good Island Fishing

Klawock / 207-271-1333 / patrickjhallissey@live.com Daily eight-hour halibut fishing charters. After you catch your halibut, we can try for salmon, ling cod and rockfish.  $250 for each person. Tackle and bait provided. Fish cleaning available. Reservations required.

J & J Charter Service

Fireweed ad for POWguide-Gregg.i1 coffman cove / 907-329-2009 / jandjcharters@yahoo.com / www.jandjcharters.com Full-service fishing & lodging. Freshwater, salt water and waterfowl charters. Also offering cave tours, wildlife viewing and sightseeing. Lodging and meals also available.

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KingFisher Charters & Lodge

craig / 907-826-3350 / fax 907-826-3350 / cell 907-965-4001 / rico@aptalaska.net / www.alaskakingfisherlodge.com Full-service fishing lodge, family-run. Three-day packages starting at $2,150 include round trip airfare from Ketchikan International Airport to Craig.  32-foot walkaround boats.

Lemire Charters

Klawock / 907-401-3434 / lemirecharters@yahoo.com / www.outdoorsdirectory.com/akpages/lemire Saltwater fishing, sightseeing, heated cabin. Locally owned with 20+ years of guiding experience. Assistance, if  needed, with round-trip transportation and lodging for your stay. Come enjoy Alaska with us! Klawock / 800-544-2205 / 907-755-2205 / fax 907-755-2218 / icresak@aptalaska.net / www.LogcabinresortandrvPark.com Guided and non-guided fishing packages, eco-tours, waterside condo and beach cabin rentals, boat and canoe  rentals.

Log Cabin Resort & R.V. Park

Outer Otter Sport Fishing

Klawock / 907-254-2433 / www.outerottersportfishing.com U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain. Great Fishing on our 22-ft. Boat, with enclosed cabin! 2-4 people. Top-quality  gear. Saltwater and freshwater, including trout, steelhead and salmon. Also Fly fishing guide & Instruction.   FUN  Guaranteed! 

Ruth Ann’s Restaurant, Hotel & Cocktail Bar

craig / hotel 907-826-3378 / office 907-826-3292 / fax 907-826-3293 / charters 360-676-1321 / ruthanns@aptalaska.net Established in 1976. Full-service restaurant with waterfront dining. Breakfast, burgers, salads, seafood, steaks. All  rooms include fridge, coffee, shower/tub. Fishing charters available with Bob,360-961-0845, Rob, 360-676-1321.  The place to meet on Prince of Wales Island.

Shelter Cove Lodge

craig / 907-826-2939 / fax 907-826-2941 / Dave@sheltercovelodge.com / www.sheltercovelodge.com Year-round lodging on the waterfront. Seasonal charter fishing and hunting. Summer gourmet restaurant and  full-service bar. Open to the public.

Sure Strike Charters

craig / 907-826-3909 / surestrikecharters@aptalaska.net Charter fishing and lodging facilities. The finest in salmon, halibut and bottomfishing. Spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife. Gourmet meals and true Alaskan hospitality.

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CHARTERS / GUIDES / OUTFITTERS
The Landing at Otter Cove, LLC
thorne Bay / 907-623-0971 / 907-752-0786 / toll-free 888-424-5445 / info@thelandingatottercove.com / www.thelandingatottercove.com Floating lodge in secluded cove offers cabin lodging. Self-guided hunting & fishing as well as guided fishing charters  and big game hunting. Transportation aboard our 30-foot aluminum catamaran.

Mike Hamme’s Quality Carpentry Prince of Wales Ready Mix

craig / 907-826-5038 / cell 907-401-0351 / fax 907-826-5687 General carpentry: concrete, framing, roofing, siding, windows, trim, interior packages. Island-wide.  Ketchikan / 907-225-2925 / fax 907-225-0518 For all your concrete needs, commercial or residential. To schedule a pour, call 907-225-2925.

Wetherbee’s Lodge & Fishing Charters

Southeast Road Builders, Inc. Trojan & Son, LLC

coffman cove / 907-329-2266 / frank@wetherbeeslodge.com / www.wetherbeeslodge.com U.S. Coast Guard-certified Capt’n Frank Wetherbee will take you to some of the best fishing holes aboard his 24-foot  North River MV. Fantastic accommodations and wonderful Southeast Alaska home-cooked meals!

Haines / 907-766-2833 / fax 907-766-2832 Highway general contractor. craig / 907-826-3734 / fax 907-826-3734 / richard@trojanandson.com / www.trojanandson.com Remote Site Work, Home Sites, Well Drilling, Sewer, Roads, Low Boy, Amphibious Services, Licensed, Bonded. Since  1997

CHURCHES
Edna Bay Alliance Church
edna Bay / 907-594-6347 / lee2doris@gmail.com A Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Bible teaching services Sunday at 10 a.m. ; Wednesday at 7 p.m., a family  Bible study. All are invited.

DINING
Fireweed Lodge
Klawock / 907-755-2930 / cell 206-910-7702 / fax 907-755-2936 / fireweedlo@aol.com / www.fireweedlodge.com The only full-service fishing resort. Ten boats, kayaks and recreational facilities. Spa and exercise room. Private  cabins. Look for helicopter tours in 2011!

First Presbyterian Church

craig / 907-826-3282 / sue.erickson41@gmail.com Come worship God with us!  Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sept.-May.  Sunday worship 10:00 a.m. Summer 11 a.m.  Sunday, Sept.–May.  2nd and Spruce, Craig.  Pastor Claudia Rowe.

Hill Bar

Hollis Community Church

Hollis / 907-530-7038 / hollisbiblechurch@aptalaska.net / www.hollisbible.org Camp facility includes: cabins, bathhouse, conference room, chapel, classrooms, kitchen, trails and more. Church  gatherings: for worship/fellowship Sunday a.m. and p.m.  Bible studies during the week, call or email for times.

craig / 907-826-3423 Full-service bar & liquor store in downtown Craig. Open 1 p.m. daily. ATM, hot food, darts, pool tables, pull tabs. Live  music on weekends.  Karaoke & Texas Hold’em. Open seven days a week, year-round!

Papa’s Pizza

St. John’s By the Sea Catholic Church

Klawock / 907-755-2345 / fax 907-755-2350 / cell 907-723-8898 / stjohn@aptalaska.net / www.stjohnbytheseacatholicchurch.org Worship with us every day at our church in Klawock or every weekend in the communities of Thorne Bay and Naukati.  Stop in to pray and view our beautiful stained glass windows!

craig /907-826-2244 / owenak@hotmail.com Fresh homemade pizzas, salads, sandwiches, appetizers and ice cream. Dine in, take out or call for delivery. Located  in the West Wind Plaza shopping center in Craig. A slice of the Last Frontier!

Ruth Ann’s Restaurant, Hotel & Cocktail Bar

The Salvation Army

Klawock / 907-755-2769 / fax 907-755-2768 Join us for Sunday service. Sunday School for kids and adults begins at 9:45 and worship service begins at 11. We also  offer monthly commodities and utility assistance as available.

craig / hotel 907-826-3378 / office 907-826-3292 / fax 907-826-3293 / charters 360-676-1321 / ruthanns@aptalaska.net Established in 1976. Full-service restaurant with waterfront dining. Breakfast, burgers, salads, seafood, steaks. All  rooms include fridge, coffee, shower/tub. Fishing charters available with Bob, 360-961-0845, Rob, 360-676-1321.  The place to meet on Prince of Wales Island.

Shelter Cove Lodge

CLUBS
Prince of Wales Runners Club
craig/ 907-401-0997 / trinity@aptalaska.net Sponsoring organization for the 12th annual POW International Marathon on May 28, 2011. Also sponsors other fun  runs throughout the year to promote healthy lifestyles. Come join the fun!

craig / 907-826-2939 / fax 907-826-2941 / Dave@sheltercovelodge.com / www.sheltercovelodge.com Year-round lodging on the waterfront. Seasonal charter fishing and hunting. Summer gourmet restaurant and  full-service bar. Open to the public.

Zat’s Pizza

Sunnahae Arts Council

craig / 907-826-2345 Much more than pizza: great food, good wine, beer on tap. Authentic handmade pizza to order. Zat’s a tasty pizza!  Eat in, take out or call for delivery. Up the road from the gas station.

Klawock and craig / 907-755-2594 / eagletwo@starband.net The Sunnahae Arts Council is non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of artistic expression. Sponsored  events include live theatre, Island Grinds and an annual Arts festival.

FINANCIAL SERVICES / INSURANCE
Davies-Barry Insurance
craig / 907-826-2922 / fax 907-826-2923 / greg@davies-barry.com / www.davies-barry.com Insurance agency specializing in home, auto, boat and business insurance. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. In  business more than 70 years.

Youth First Responders Emergency Team

Klawock / 907-755-2312 / fax 907-755-2313 / cell / 907-401-0683 / powyfr@starband.net Group of youth ages 14-18 that train in ETT, EMT, and First Responder skills.  Provides support services to EMS teams  across Prince of Wales Island.  The Power of YOUth!

Diversified Investments & Insurance

COMPUTER SERVICES
Cleary Computer Services
Klawock / 907-755-2963 / kcleary@clearycomputerservices.com / www.clearycomputerservices.com On-site, local pick-up or drop-off service. Computer repair and installations. Hardware, software, networks, Windows.  Point of sale and NobelTec installations. Most parts in stock. Security software available. Work guaranteed; over 25  years serving Prince of Wales.

Ketchikan / 907-225-9805 / fax 907-225-9807 / dii@diiketchikan.net Specializing in life, health, disability & long-term care insurance as well as retirement, investing and financial planning.  Securities offered through KMS Financial Services, Inc. 

First Bank

craig / 907-826-3254 / fax 907-826-3910 / 888-536-8585 / lynnette.logan@firstbankak.com / www.firstbankak.com Full-service community bank offering checking, savings and time deposit accounts; consumer, commercial, construction and home loans; and online banking services. Two ATM locations on Prince of Wales Island.

CONSTRUCTION / CONTRACTORS
Alaska Integrated Control Systems
Juneau and Klawock / 907-789-0214 / (cell) / 907-957-1146 / fax 907-789-0224 / bretb@akintegrated.com / Building automation systems/HVAC, CCTV, access control, integrated lighting, and temperature control. Also sales  and service

Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance Center

Petersburg / toll-free 800-478-3858 / 907-772-3858 / 907-772-3184 / fax 907-772-3184 / susane@p-wins.com / www.p-wins.com Looking for fast, friendly service for your insurance needs? We have a knowledgeable staff ready to help you keep the  things you’ve worked so hard for. Contact our agency today!

Todd Tew, CPA

B-3 Contractors Inc.

Klawock / 907-755-2375 / fax 907-755-2361 / b3con@aptalaska.net / www.b3contractors.com General contracting, site development, driveways, utility installations, pre-engineered metal buildings, hauling,  excavation. Thirty-Six years’ experience and high-quality service.

Klawock / 907-755-2313 / tewcpa@starband.net Providing professional accounting, bookkeeping, tax, payroll and financial statement services to Prince of Wales  Island.

Tongass Federal Credit Union

Douglass Home Builders

coffman cove / 907-329-2018 / cell 907-254-0672 / fax 907-329-2019 / gwd2nd@douglasshomebuilders.com / www.douglasshomebuilders.com General contractor specializing in residential and commercial renovation, remodeling, disaster restoration and new  construction.  30 plus years experience.  Detail focused approach to all aspects of work. Llicensed, bonded, insured.  NAHB Certified Green Professional.

thorne Bay 907-828-8880 / Klawock 907-755-2800 / tfcu@aptalaska.net / www.tongassfcu.com Branch locations in the Island News building in Thorne Bay, in the Klawock-Heenya Mall and at 2000 Tongass Ave.  in Ketchikan. Thorne Bay branch open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Klawock branch open 10  a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Public-use ATMs are at Thorne Bay Market, at Klawock-Heenya  Mall and at six locations in Ketchikan.

Wells Fargo Bank

craig / 907-826-3040 / fax 907-826-3044 / christopher.cumings@wellsfargo.com We’re your financial connection on Prince of Wales Island.  Local service and national access.  Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m.  Monday–Thursday & 9 a.m .–6 p.m. Friday

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FOREST PRODUCTS
Viking Lumber Company Inc.
Klawock / 907-755-8880 / fax 907-755-8888 Wood products manufacturer at Mile 6 Craig-Klawock Highway. No retail sales.

Fireweed Lodge

Klawock / 907-755-2930 / cell 206-910-7702 / fax 907-755-2936 / fireweedlo@aol.com / www.fireweedlodge.com The only full-service fishing resort. Ten boats, kayaks and recreational facilities. Spa and exercise room. Private  cabins. Look for helicopter tours in 2011! 

FlyQuest Adventures Lodge

FUEL / DIESEL / PROPANE
Arrowhead LP Gas
craig / 907-826-2944 / fax 907-826-2984 info@arrowheadlpgas.com / www.arrowheadlpgas.com Your full -service propane gas professionals. Reliable deliveries, licensed technicians. Stocking on-demand water  heaters, fireplaces, heaters, RV appliances & accessories.  Large selection of name-brand electric & gas home  appliances.

Whale Pass / phone 907-846-5328 / fax 818-212-7581 flyquestlodge@yahoo.com / www.flyquestlodge.com FISH, SILVER SALMON & KINGS from our waters on beautiful ocean bay.  Halibut by charter.  Furnished cabins with  kitchenettes and private baths. Boats and crab pots included! Delicious meals available.   B & B road-accessible. 

Gregg’s Hunting & Fishing

Black Bear Store

Klawock / 907-755-2292 / fax 907-755-2984 / otis@aptalaska.net Basic groceries. Fuel. Hunting and fishing licenses and tackle.

Naukati Bay / 907-965-5964 / gwparsley@yahoo.com / www.greggshunting.com Guest house/cabin rental. Very nice two-bedroom with kitchen. Forested setting with access to a large trout-fishing  lake, outside gazebo, fire pit and smokehouse. Bear hunters welcome.

KingFisher Charters & Lodge

Petro Marine Services

craig / 907-826-3296 / fax 907-826-3905 / tonyl@harborent.com / www.harborent.com We provide marine fueling, home heating deliveries and industrial lubes and fuels for the logging and construction  industries.

craig / 907-826-3350 / fax 907-826-3350 / cell 907-965-4001 / rico@aptalaska.net / www.alaskakingfisherlodge.com Full-service fishing lodge, family-run. Three-day packages starting at $2,150 include round trip airfare from Ketchikan International Airport to Craig.  32-foot walkaround boats. Klawock / 800-544-2205 / 907-755-2205 / fax 907-755-2218 / icresak@aptalaska.net / www.LogcabinresortandrvPark.com Guided and non-guided fishing packages, eco-tours, waterside condo and beach cabin rentals, boat and canoe  rentals.

R & R Fuels and Service

Log Cabin Resort & R.V. Park

coffman cove / 907-329-2254 / rushers@starband.net Gas, diesel and miscellaneous goods.

Sharon Brosamle 907-401-0081 / brosamleak@hotmail.com Bob Claus 907-401-0270 / bob@seacc.org Ralph & Joy Gregory 907-622-5435 / ralphandjoy@gci.net Barbara Permenter 903-307-5528 / b-permenter@hotmail.com Jan Stevens 907-401-1067 / jan03stevens@yahoo.com Dennis Watson Philip Weber

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

McFarland’s FLOATEL

thorne Bay / 888-828-3335 / 907-828-3335 / floatel@starband.net / www.mcfarlandsfloatel.com Unique accommodations in your own deluxe log cabin. Two miles by water from the town of Thorne Bay. Now accessible by road; call for directions. Boats and car rental.

Rock Haven

coffman cove / 907-329-2003 / rockhaven@starband.net / www.rockhavenalaska.com Unique, full-service accommodations booking parties of 2-8 exclusively. Located across the bay from Coffman Cove;  boat or floatplane access only.

Ruff It Bayside Cabins

LODGES / RESORTS
Adventure Alaska Southeast
thorne Bay / 907-828-3907 / 877-499-3474 / fax 907-828-3907 / info@fishorhunt.com / www.fishorhunt.com For over 10 years we’ve been the one-stop-shop for Cottages, Boats, Vehicles, Saltwater Charters, Guided Streamfishing OR Complete Vacation Packages. Our facilities include: tackle store, hot-tub, wireless Internet, freezers, canoes,  laundry, game prep room and more. 

Whale Pass / 907-846-5221 / goodfishing@starband.net / www.ruffitresort.com Do-it-yourself hunting and fishing. Available from May through September. Comfortable, clean cabins that sleep  four. Comes with skiffs. Minutes away from great coho fishing

Shelter Cove Lodge

craig / 907-826-2939 / fax 907-826-2941 / Dave@sheltercovelodge.com / www.sheltercovelodge.com Year-round lodging on the waterfront. Seasonal charter fishing and hunting. Summer gourmet restaurant and  full-service bar. Open to the public.

South Haven Guest House

Alaska Top Dog Charters

craig / 907-828-8898 or 907-723-6462 / burch.lauren81@gmail.com / www.alaskaboatcharter.com 3-5 Day Trips, Groups of 2-4 (sleep on boat). Depart Craig, Alaska, West Coast of POW. Fish till you drop or … Relax  and enjoy the sights! Day trips available. West Prince of Wales island / 800-544-5125 / 907-225-9461 / fax 907-225-8530 / wfreservations@kpunet.net / www.waterfallresort.com In 2006, SaltWater Sportsman magazine announced the “Twenty Greatest Fishing Spots on Earth.” For salmon  fishing: Prince of Wales Island—with Waterfall Resort as the lodge of choice—has been named to that global  listing. Visit Waterfall in 2011 and celebrate our 29th anniversary of sport fishing hospitality.  Located west of Prince  of Wales Island.

thorne Bay / 907-828-3471 / southhaven@starband.net / www.southhavenguesthouse.com Best view on the bay. Private waterfront two-bedroom, furnished guest house with woodstove. Includes skiff, vehicle  and ocean rods for your self-guided Southeast experience. Also listed in Lodges & Resorts.

Southeast Retreat

Alaska’s Waterfall Resort

Klawock / 907-755-2994 / southeastretreat@yahoo.com / www.southeastretreat.com All-inclusive river & ocean packages include spacious A-frame and a 4x4 automobile for your exclusive use. Selfguided lodging/auto options also available.

The Landing at Otter Cove, LLC

thorne Bay / 907-623-0971 / 907-752-0786 / toll-free 888-424-5445 / info@thelandingatottercove.com / www.thelandingatottercove.com Floating lodge in secluded cove offers cabin lodging. Self-guided hunting & fishing as well as guided fishing charters  and big game hunting. Transportation aboard our 30-foot aluminum catamaran.

Cabins In Alaska

Wetherbee’s Lodge & Fishing Charters

Hollis / 888-648-7277 / staff@cabinsinalaska.com / www.cabinsinAlaska.com Cedar cabins 5.7 miles from the Hollis ferry terminal.  Your housekeeping cabins are completely furnished with linens, cookware, frig, coffee pot, microwave and stovetop range.  Three cabins sleep four people and three bunkhouses  sleep two.  Laundry facilities, toilets/showers and meeting room in central Bathhouse.  Day, weekly, monthly rentals.   Special rate for “islanders” riding the ferry to Ketchikan who want to avoid the long morning drive! Sorry—no smoking- no pets.  May to Mid- September season.  Reservations only. craig / 907-826-2938 / cell 907-401-0189 / fax 907-826-2937 / catchaking1@aptalaska.net / www.catchakingcharters.com Fishing charters for salmon, halibut, bottom fish from May through September. Lodging for up to thirty guests.  Twenty years in business with very experienced and friendly guides.

coffman cove / 907-329-2266 / frank@wetherbeeslodge.com / www.wetherbeeslodge.com U.S. Coast Guard-certified Capt’n Frank Wetherbee will take you to some of the best fishing holes aboard his 24-foot  North River MV. Fantastic accommodations and wonderful Southeast Alaska home-cooked meals!

MADE ON PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND
Jim’s Lures (DJs)
thorne Bay / 907-828-3470 / jimslures@hotmail.com Jim’s Alaska-made Silver-Getter Lures. Great for freshwater and river fishing. Since 1995. Local scenic postcards. All  made on Prince of Wales Island.

Catch-a-King Charters

Stone Arts of Alaska

Coffman Cove Adventures

coffman cove / cell 907-351-2978 / fax 907-351-0477 / info@coffmancoveak.com / www.coffmancoveak.com Coffman Cove Adventures offers full-service, self-guided adventures for fishing, and sightseeing adventures. Weeklong rates include accommodations, meals, vehicle and boat rental. Nightly lodging and daily boat rentals available.   Pets okay.

craig / 907-826-3571 / stoneartsofalaska@gmail.com / www.stoneartsofalaska.com Take home a piece of Alaska: all of our items are made of local Alaskan stone. Tables, Bowls, Tiles, Bookends, Spheres,  Eggs, Polished Decorator Stones, Fine Art Sculpture, One-of-a-kind Jewelry, Crystals, Fossils, Birdbaths.

Coffman Cove Bunkhouse Lodging

coffman cove / Home 907-329-2219 / Bunkhouse 907-329-2228 / ccbunkhouse@yahoo.com Coffman Cove Bunkhouse Lodging offers you accommodations, home-cooked meals, skiff, kayaks and 22ft.HewesCraft for rent. Private rooms available. Call or email for an Alaskan adventure that suits your needs! 

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MEDIA
Island News
907-254-8211 / fax 907-828-3351/ islandNews@starband.net Published weekly on Mondays & distributed throughout Prince of Wales Island.  Island News accepts material from  a variety of sources.

City of Thorne Bay

thorne Bay / 907-828-3380 / fax 907-828-3374 / reception@thornebay-ak.gov / www.thornebay-ak.gov Municipal government, full service community, VPSO, EMS, Fire, Clinic, Post Office, Library with Internet access.  Harbor with Internet access, K Thru 12 School, Business association, Churches, grocery, gas, hardware, liquor, vehicle  repair.

The Local Paper / The Home Office

Craig City School District

Ketchikan / 907-225-6540 / fax 907-225-6435 / localpapermgr@kpunet.net / www.thelocalpaper.com Serving southern Southeast Alaska in promoting healthy communities and businesses by providing advertising and  promotion and commercial printing.

craig / 907-826-3274 / fax 907-826-3322 / jthomas@craigschools.com / www.craigschools.com Enrollment of 315 students in pre-K through 12th grades, plus 350 correspondence students.

Craig Community Association

MEDICAL
Alicia Roberts Medical Center
Klawock / 907-755-4800 / www.searhc.org Primary Care Clinic M-F 9-4 providing medical, lab, X-ray, scheduled ultrasound, visiting specialty clinics plus afterhours urgent care services.

craig / 907-826-3996 / fax 907-826-3997 / susan.quigley@craigtribe.org Tribal government organization with more than 600 members.  Banquet hall available for meetings, conferences,  and social affairs.

Craig Community Foundation

craig / 907-826-2428, 907-826-2644 / rock17@aptalaska.net A non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life on Prince of Wales Island. Sponsors the  Prince of Wales Cancer Coalition.

Melendrez Chiropractic Clinic

Edna Bay Community

craig / 907-826-3898 / emergency fax / 907-826-3374 We accept most Insurance & Medicare. “ A spine is like a tree. If it begins its life straight, it will grow healthy.”

edna Bay / 907-594-6312 / president@ednabayalaska.net Edna Bay is located in the Tongass National Forest on Kosciusko Island.

PeaceHealth Medical Group–Prince of Wales

Hollis Community Council

craig / 907-826-3257 / www.peacehealth.org Primary-care clinic serving residents and visitors of Prince of Wales Island. State of the art medical, diagnostic and  X-ray equipment; telemedicine; visiting specialists; home healthcare.

Hollis / 907-530-7033 / dbld@aptalaska.net / http://hollisalaska.org To further the common good and welfare of all of the people of the community by bringing about civic betterment  and social improvements.

Prince of Wales Health Network

Hollis Public Library

craig/ 907-826-2410 / fax 907-826-5752 / pownetwork@aptalaska.net / www.princeofwaleshealthnetwork.org A network of healthcare organizations collaborating to strengthen the healthcare system on Prince of Wales Island.  Members include PeaceHealth, SEARHC, Alaska Island Community Services, and Craig.

Hollis / 907-530-7112 / hollispubliclibrary@mail.com / www.hollislibrary.books.officelive.com Established in 1985, the Hollis Public Library offers more than 19,000 books and other materials. It is completely  volunteer-run and is well-loved by residents. We are located next to the Hollis Public School on Hollis/Chilkat Road.

Southeast Dental Centers , Inc.

HOPE: Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies

craig / 907-826-2273 / fax 907-826-3991/ admin@southeastdentalcenters.com / www.southeastdentalcenters.com / Full-Service state-of-the-art dental practice.  General family dentistry offering the latest technologies in preventive  ,restorative and cosmetic dentistry to Prince of Wales Island

craig/ 907-826-2581 / fax 907-826-2584 / hope4pow@aptalaska.net HOPE is our local advocacy group for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  If you need help, please  call.

Hydaburg Cooperative Association

Whale Tail Pharmacy

craig / 907-826-5750 / 866-826-5750 / fax 907-826-5752 / bsaltland@hotmail.com / www.whaletailpharmacy.com Pharmacy prescriptions and OTC medicines. Located at West Wind Plaza.

Hydaburg / 907-285-3666 / fax 907-285-3541 / d_witwer@hotmail.com Tribal government for the Haida community of Hydaburg. We coordinate a Culture Camp and Haida Festival, which is  held the last week in July.

Klawock City School District

Youth First Responders Emergency Team

Klawock / 907-755-2312 / fax 907-755-2313 / cell / 907-401-0683 / powyfr@starband.net Group of youth ages 14-18 that train in ETT, EMT, and First Responder skills.  Provides support services to EMS teams  across Prince of Wales Island.  The Power of YOUth!

Klawock / 907-755-2220 / fax 907-755-2320 / klawockd@aptalaska.net / www.klawockschool.com K-12 School District with enrollment of 145; pupil-teacher ratio 11 to 1. Northwest accredited. “A truly tremendous  program,” according to evaluators from Northwest Accreditation.

Klawock PTSA

NATIVE CORPORATIONS
Klawock Heenya Corporation Sealaska Timber Corp.
Klawock / 907-755-2270 / fax 907-755-2966 / khc@aptalaska.net / www.klawockheenya.com Klawock Heenya Corporation is an ANCSA Village Corporation with more than 900 shareholders. craig / 907-617-5268 / bill.bennett@sealaska.com

Klawock / 907-755-2220 / jean.jackson@klawockschool.com / www.klawockschool.com Klawock PTSA serves the K-12 students, staff and parents of Klawock City School District by supporting their efforts  to ensure that every child receives a high-quality education.

The Nature Conservancy

craig / 907-826-2900 / fax 907-826-2180 / mkampnich@tnc.org

Organized Village of Kasaan

Kasaan / 907-542-2230 / fax 907-542-3006 / ovk@kasaan.org / www.kasaan.org Federally recognized tribe established in 1934. Lodging available: two-bedroom house with full kitchen, near beach  and other scenic opportunities. $90 per night per person. Also two Chevy Suburbans for rent. 

NON-PROFIT / GOVERNMENT
coffman cove / 907-329-2233 / fax 907-329-2212 / coffmancove@ccalaska.com / www.coffmancovealaska.com The city of Coffman Cove operates utilities, a harbor, a public library with wireless Internet, event space for rent, a  monthly clinic, EMS and a fire department.

Prince of Wales Community Advisory Council (POWCAC)

City of Coffman Cove

Klawock / contact Leslie isaacs, city of Klawock / 907-755-2261 POWCAC, established in 1989, is a membership organization made up of the communities on Prince of Wales Island.  POWCAC promotes the resolution of issues important to the residents of Prince of Wales Island. Membership in the  council includes the cities of Craig; Thorne Bay; Coffman Cove; Klawock; Hydaburg; and Kasaan. Membership also  includes community associations in Hollis; Naukati Bay; Whale Pass; Point Baker; Port Protection; and Edna Bay.  The  Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit member. 

City of Craig

Prince of Wales Hatchery Association

craig / 907-826-3275 / fax 907-826-3278 / info@craigak.com / www.craigak.com Municipal government, recreation, aquatic center, harbors, clinic, police, fire, EMS, public library with Internet access.  At 500 Third St. across from First Bank.

Klawock / 907-755-2231 / fax 907-755-2440 / dgoodness87@gmail.com / www.powha.org A 501(c)3 nonprofit salmon hatchery committed to economic development, enhanced salmon runs and community  education for all ages.

City of Hydaburg

SeaTrails

Hydaburg / 907-285-3761 / fax 907-285-3760 / hydaburgcity@gmail.com The City of Hydaburg works to ensure adequate infrastructure for it’s water, sewer and garbage services. We provide  these services to 350 community residents. For more information, contact us at 907-285-3761. 

Southeast Alaska / 907-329-2232 / fax 907-772-2453 / info@seatrails.com / www.seatrails.org Facilitate planning, promotion, maintenance and construction of a region-wide Southeast Alaska Trail System that  will stimulate economic development, enhance quality of life and improve transportation.

City of Kasaan

Southeast Conference

Kasaan / 907-542-2212 / fax / 907-542-2223 / cityofkasaan1@aptalaska.net The city of Kasaan is a Municipality–2nd class city.

Juneau / 907-523-4351 / fax 907-463-5670 / shellyw@seconference.org / www. seconference.org The mission of Southeast Conference is to undertake and support activities that promote strong economies, healthy  communities and a quality environment in SE Alaska.

City of Klawock

Klawock / 907-755-2261 / fax 907-755-2403 / lisaacs@cityofklawock.com Municipality. Operates utilities, harbor, liquor store, library, Totem Park, Long House and Carving Shed.

Southeast Island School District

thorne Bay / 907-828-8254 / fax 907-828-8257 / sisd@sisd.org / http://sisd.org SISD’s mission is to help students develop personal, social and academic skills necessary in order to become serviceminded, life-long learners.

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NON-PROFIT / GOVERNMENT
Thorne Bay Business Association
thorne Bay / tbba@thornebayalaska.net / www.thornebayalaska.net The source of information for the City of Thorne Bay, with links to all services available; a city map; events page, and  a guest book.

SEAFOOD PROCESSORS
E.C. Phillips & Son Inc.
Ketchikan / 907-247-7975 / larry@ecphillipsalaska.com / www.ecphillipsalaska.com Producers and processors of high-quality Alaskan seafood.

University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus

Prince of Wales Hatchery Association

Ketchikan / 907-225-6177 / 888-550-6177 / fax 907-225-3624 / wjgierard@uas.edu / www.ketch.alaska.edu Toll-free information and registration statewide at 888-550-6177.

Klawock / 907-755-2231 / fax 907-755-2440 / powha@aptalaska.net / www.powha.org A 501(c)3 nonprofit salmon hatchery committed to economic development, enhanced salmon runs and community  education for all ages.

craig 907-826-3271 / thorne Bay 907-828-3304 / fax 907-826-2972 / www.fs.fed.us Forest Service information, trail conditions, public-use cabin information. Call for El Capitan cave reservations.

U.S.F.S. RANGER DISTRICTS REAL ESTATE

SEAFOOD PROCESSORS
Silver Bay Seafoods
craig / 907-826-4550 / fax 907-826-4560 / craig@silverbayseafoods.com / www.silverbayseafoods.com State of the art freezing and processing facilities that maximize quality, opportunity for harvest and value for the  resource. Predominantly fishermen-owned company with facilities in Sitka, Craig and Valdez.

Island Realty

Snow Pass Seafoods

craig / 907-826-6600 / fax 907-826-6601 / powir@aptalaska.net / www.alaskaislandrealty.com Personal real estate service for all of Prince of Wales Island from the island’s premier real estate company.

Pocket & Purse Helper

Skip Harrington / 907-530-7036 / skipwilma@yahoo.com Real Estate Note Buying & Excavator Rental.

coffman cove / 907-329-2299 /cell 907-965-1780 / nakwasina@gmail.com / www.snowpassseafoods.com Fresh filleted, vacuum packed and fast frozen Salmon & Halibut.  Wild Alaskan seafood direct from the fisherman   to you.

Wildfish Company

RENTALS: BOATS / EQUIPMENT
A5 Outdoor Recreation, Sales & Rentals
coffman cove / 907-329-2399 / ashe5@juno.com / www. A5outdoorrec.com A5 cabin open year-round. Cabin & boat package. Kayaks and mountain bikes for your outdoor experience. Bait-Box  take-out restaurant.  Also your authorized Blaze King dealer. coffman cove / cell 907-351-2978 / fax 907-351-0477 /info@coffmancoveak.com / www.coffmancoveak.com Coffman Cove Adventures offers full-service, self-guided adventures for fishing, and sightseeing adventures. Weeklong rates include accommodations, meals, vehicle and boat rental. Nightly lodging and daily boat rentals available.   Pets okay.

Klawock / 907-755-2247 / wildfish@aptalaska.net / https://sites.google.com/site/wildfishcompanyalaska/ Custom smoking, vacuum packing, fast-freezing and storage, canning. Licensed and professional.

SERVICES
Alaska Integrated Services
Juneau and Klawock / 907-789-0214 / cell 907-957-1146 / fax 907-789-0224 / bretb@akintegrated.com Building automation systems / HVAC,CCTV, access control, integrated lighting, temperature control. Also sales and  service.

Coffman Cove Adventures

The Bay Company

Gregg’s Hunting & Fishing

Naukati Bay / 907-965-5964 / gwparsley@yahoo.com / www.greggshunting.com Guest house/cabin rental. Very nice two-bedroom with kitchen. Forested setting with access to a large trout-fishing  lake, outside gazebo, fire pit and smokehouse. Bear hunters welcome.

craig / 907-826-3341 / fax 907-826-2592 / craig@baycompany.com Marine parts and accessories. Mercury and Yamaha outboards. Arctic Cat ATVs. King and EZ Loader boat trailers.  Harbercraft, Crestliner and Lund boats.

Betty’s Hair & Nails

Hollis Adventure Rentals

Hollis / 907-530-7040 / fax 866-309-6483 / cell 425-766-8969 / harentals@comcast.net / www.harentals.com Car rental with kayak, boat and camping gear packages at the Hollis ferry dock. We also offer skiff, van, R.V., truck  and fishing gear rental at affordable rates. Klawock / 800-544-2205 / 907-755-2205 / fax 907-755-2218 / icresak@aptalaska.net / www.LogcabinresortandrvPark.com Guided and non-guided fishing packages, eco-tours, waterside condo and beach cabin rentals, boat and canoe  rentals.

Klawock / 907-755-8883 / fax 907-755-8893 / Klawock Heenya Mall Haircuts, Color ,Highlights, Lowlights, Perms, Waxing, Paraffin Dips, Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylics, Tanning. Retail  Products, Handmade in Alaska Arts & Jewlery

Black Bear Store

Klawock / 907-755-2292 / fax 907-755-2984 / otis@aptalaska.net Basic groceries. Fuel. Hunting and fishing licenses and tackle craig / 907- 826-3275 / cell 907-401-0245 / fax 907- 826 – 5691 / coffey@craigcabletv.net / www.craigak.com Craig Volunteer Fire Department provides fire safety, fire prevention and fire suppression services for the city of Craig.

Log Cabin Resort & R.V. Park

Craig Volunteer Fire Dept.

Creek Side Storage

Tyler Rental Inc.

craig / 907-826-2924 / cell 907-617-4709 / fax 907-826-2956 / djhansen@tylerrental.com / www.tylerrental.com Construction equipment rentals. Retail sales: Milwaukee power tools, Stihl chain saws and trimmers, safety supplies,  rigging and welding supplies.

coffman cove / 907-329-2003 New heated storage units. Sizes available 6’x14’ and 8’x14’

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SERVICES
Douglass Home Builders
coffman cove / 907-329-2018 / cell 907-254-0672 / fax 907-329-2019 / gwd2nd@douglasshomebuilders.com / www.douglasshomebuilders.com General contractor specializing in residential and commercial renovation, remodeling, disaster restoration and new  construction.  30 plus years experience.  Detail focused approach to all aspects of work. Llicensed, bonded, insured.  NAHB Certified Green Professional.

SHOPPING / RETAIL
Alaska $ +
craig / 907-826-2234 General grocery, craft supplies, quilting fabric & dollar store items.

Alaska Gifts

The Healing Touch Massage Therapy

craig and Klawock / cell 907-530-7080 Discover the benefits of Massage—Relaxation, Rejuvenation & Rehabilitation.  Gift Certificates Available. Outcall  to local lodges with notice. * Travel fees apply to out of town lodges.  By Appointment only. Located on Hemlock St.  in Klawock.

craig / 907-826-2991 / fax 907-826-2991 Offering authentic Alaskan items, jewelry, jewelry repair, art & greeting cards, frameable art prints, custom matting  and framing, Kodak Picturemaker machine, ready-made frames plus much more in Craig.

Arrowhead LP Gas

Hollis Volunteer Fire Dept. / EMS

Hollis / 907-530-7033 / dbld@aptalaska.net Firefighting, Fire Prevention and Education. Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services.

craig / 907-826-2944 / fax 907-826-2984 / info@arrowheadlpgas.com / www.arrowheadlpgas.com Your full-service propane gas professionals. Reliable deliveries, licensed technicians. Stocking on-demand water  heaters, fireplaces, heaters, RV appliances & accessories.  Large selection of name-brand electric & gas home  appliances.

The Bay Company

Island Community Screening Services

craig / 907-826-2242 / fax 907-826-2242 /email@islandscreening.com / http://islandscreening.com Drug / Alcohol screening services, including urinalysis collection by SAPAA Certified Collectors to meet your employment and DOT needs. Drug Alcohol education programs. Developing local outpatient treatment and recovery options.

craig / 907-826-3341 / fax 907-826-2592 / craig@baycompany.com Marine parts and accessories. Mercury and Yamaha outboards. Arctic Cat ATVs. King and EZ Loader boat trailers.  Harbercraft , Crestliner and Lund boats.

Black Bear Store

Island Air Express

Klawock / 907-755-2292 / fax 907-755-2984 / otis@aptalaska.net Basic groceries. Fuel. Hunting and fishing licenses and tackle.

craig / 888-387-8989 / info@islandAirX.com / www.islandAirX.com Headquartered on Prince of Wales Island, Island Air Express operates modern jet-prop aircraft on amphibious floats.  Fully FAA-certified for day & night IFR. Island Air’s aircraft can transport nine passengers in commuter-style comfort  at speeds up to 200 mph. Island Air Express has terminal facilities at the Klawock and Ketchikan airports.

The Clothes Company

craig / 907-826-3939 / fax 907-826-3940 / Work.rugged@acsalaska.net The finest in outdoor wear for the whole family, as well as apparel, shoes and rainwear. Better brands for longlasting quality gear.

JS Development Co.

The Feed Store

craig / 907-826-3632 5 by 5, 5 by 10, 10 by 12 and 9 by 13 storage units available. Full hook-up RV court as well as RV storage available.

JS Warehouse True Value

craig / 907-826-5904 / cell 907-401-0304 / fax 907-271-9399 / syburch@gmail.com Located 3.8 Port St. Nick Rd. Open Saturdays 9a.m.–Noon. Livestock, pet food and supply needs. Also garden  supplies.

craig / 907-826-3632 / fax 907-826-2988 General hardware and lumber supplies, paint & supplies, plumbing, garden. Electrical and housewares. Bids and  estimates available. We deliver on Prince of Wales Island.

Forget-Me-Not Fabric Cache

My Salon—Hair Design for Men & Women

craig / 907-401-3038 / dmerchant@hotmail.com A quilt shop started with the love of quilting. An Alaska garage converted into a cozy home for batiks, Alaska material, yarn, kits, notions and craft supplies. Two blocks from the Moose Lodge.

craig / 826-5900 Uni Sex up scale salon located in downtown Craig at the West Wind Plaza Mall.  20+ experience in hair design.   Specializing in Hair Cutting, Coloring, Highlights & Color correction. Walk-Ins welcome.

Jim’s Lures (DJs)

Prince of Wales Emergency Resources (POWER)

thorne Bay / 907-828-3470 / jimslures@hotmail.com Jim’s Alaska-made Silver-Getter Lures. Great for freshwater and river fishing. Since 1995. Local scenic postcards. All  made on Prince of Wales Island.

craig / 907-826-3995 / 907-826-3278 / cell 907-401-1227 / maritime@aptalaska.net Power Thrift Store, Food Bank and emergency resources help Island residents. The Thrift Store is open Mon-WedFri-10-2, 2nd & 4th Sat. 2-4.  Shop for Great Deals!

JS Warehouse True Value

Prince of Wales Properties

craig / 907-826-3632 / fax 907-826-2988 General hardware and lumber supplies, paint & supplies, plumbing, garden. Electrical and housewares. Bids and  estimates available. We deliver on Prince of Wales Island.

craig / phone & fax 907-826-6255 / cell 907-401-0015 / powproperties@gmail.com Provider of prime rental retail and administrative space in Craig. Property management services. Office located at  West Wind Plaza.

Log Cabin Sporting Goods

Raven Hair Design

craig / 907-826-2205 / fax 907-826-2210 / logcabinsports@aptalaska.net The island’s only outdoor specialty store, featuring camping, hunting and fishing supplies. The finest quality in  outdoor apparel. Special orders are welcome.

Klawock / cell 907-401-2164 One-chair salon offering haircuts, perms, color, waxing.  By appointment only. Hair products.  Convenient quiet location next to the Healing Touch Massage on Hemlock Street, Klawock. Long–time POW resident.

Rain Country Liquor

coffman cove / 907-329-2254 Spirits, wine, mixes and other miscellaneous snack items.

Richard Klein Marine Diesel, LLC

Riptide Liquor Alaskan & Proud Saltery Circle Organics

craig / 907-826-2292 / fax 907-826-2292 / rKMAriNeDieSeL@aptalaska.net Marine diesel engine repair and rebuilding.  New engine sales, vessel re-power. Machine shop, generator repair.

thorne Bay / 907-828-8233 Open Monday–Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  / Sunday Noon to 6 p.m. craig / 907-826-2292/ fax 907-826-2292 / salterycircleorganic@aptalaska.net Fresh organically grown produce from certified Portland, Ore., grower. Selling every two weeks in an  open-market setting. Special orders & case lot purchases available, call for details. “ Produce for People—Not Profit”

Shaub-Ellison Tire & Fuel / Car Rentals Silver Bay Seafoods, LLC

craig / 907-826-3450 / fax 907-826-3440 Car rentals available with ferry pick-up and drop-off. PLUS full-service fuel and auto service and repair: craig / 907-826-4550 / fax 907-826-4560 / craig@silverbayseafoods.com / www.silverbayseafoods.com/ State of the art freezing and processing facilities that maximize quality, opportunity for harvest and value for the  resource.  Predominantly fishermen-owned company with facilities in Sitka, Craig and Valdez. mechanics on duty;  batteries, brakes, towing service, quick lubes, shocks, major brand tires.

Service Auto Parts Silver Star Vinery

craig / 907-826-3950 / fax 907-826-2914 Retail automotive and marine parts and supplies. info@clematisdebbie.com / www.silverstarvinery.com Mature ready to plant clematis. Information on everything to do with Clematis. From planting to pruning.

Thorne Bay Boat Works

thorne Bay / 907-828-3947 / alphafloatel@starband.net Evinrude, E-Tech and Johnson outboard service. Gregor boats, Carnai galvanized boat trailers and marine accessories.  Storage yard for boats and vehicles.

Stone Arts of Alaska

Tongass Business Center

craig / 907-826-3571 / stoneartsofalaska@gmail.com / www.stoneartsofalaska.com Take home a piece of Alaska: all of our items are made of local Alaskan stone. Tables, Bowls, Tiles, Bookends, Spheres,  Eggs, Polished Decorator Stones, Fine Art Sculpture, One-of-a-kind Jewelry, Crystals, Fossils, Birdbaths.

Ketchikan / 907-225-9015 / 800-478-9015 / fax 907-225-9014 / tbcktn@tbcenter.com / www.tbcenter.com Call for catalog. Office equipment and supplies, Sharp copiers and faxes, printing and binding, newsletters, office  furniture. Shop online at tbcenter.com

Thorne Bay Alaskan & Proud Market

Tongass Substance Screening

Ketchikan / 907-247-1431 / fax 907-247-1432 / tss@kpunet.net / www.tssakstar.com craig / By appointment 907-401-0900 Occupational health services. DOT drug and alcohol testing, phlebotomy, EKG, spirometry, audio testing DNA testing,  Quest Diagnostics.

thorne Bay / 907-828-3306 / fax 907-828-3614 / cell 907-254-1200 / anpad@kpunet.net / www.alaskaandproud.com Thorne Bay Alaskan and Proud Market is an independent, full-service grocery store. We feature fresh meat and produce and a full line of groceries. Special orders welcome. New this Year: Riptide Liquors Open Monday thru Saturday  11a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.

Tyler Rental Inc.

craig / 907-826-2924 / cell 907-617-4709 / fax 907-826-2956 / djhansen@tylerrental.com / www.tylerrental.com Construction equipment rentals. Retail sales: Milwaukee power tools, Stihl chain saws and trimmers, safety supplies,  rigging and welding supplies.

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SHOPPING / RETAIL
Whale Tail Pharmacy
craig / 907-826-5750 / 866-826-5750 / fax 907-826-5752 / bsaltland@hotmail.com / www.whaletailpharmacy.com Pharmacy prescriptions and OTC medicines. Located at West Wind Plaza.

Wheelhouse Coffee Roasters

craig / 907-826-2333 / fax 907-826-2433 / wheelhouse@eotnet.net Coffee roaster and espresso bar. Gift store with large collection of Alaska books. Unique, locally made gifts.

TRANSPORTATION / TAxI / FREIGHT
Alaska Marine Lines
craig / 907-826-3419 / fax 907-826-3916 / Jake Maenpa / www.shipaml.com Bringing barge service from Seattle to Prince of Wales Island.  At 1600 Craig-Klawock Highway.

Arrowhead Transfer Inc.

craig / 907-826-3419 / fax 907-826-3916 / www.shipaml.com Local and long-distance hauling and moving. Agents for Alaska Marine Lines’ weekly barge. Heated mini-storage.  Packing cartons for sale.

Inter-Island Ferry Authority

Klawock / 907-755-4848 / toll-free 866-308-4848 / fax 907-755-4849 / reservations@interislandferry.com / www.interislandferry.com Year round daily, reliable passenger and vehicle ferry transportation between Hollis, on Prince of Wales Island, and  Ketchikan. Food service onboard.

Island Air Express

craig / 888-387-8989 / info@islandAirX.com / www.islandAirX.com Headquartered on Prince of Wales Island, Island Air Express operates modern jet-prop aircraft on amphibious floats.  Fully FAA-certified for day & night IFR. Island Air’s aircraft can transport nine passengers in commuter-style comfort  at speeds up to 200 mph. Island Air Express has terminal facilities at the Klawock and Ketchikan airports.

Northland Services Pacific Airways

craig / 907-826-3930 / 907-826-3985/ Ketchikan / 907-225-2093 / www.northlandservices.com Northland serves Alaska and Hawaii. Barge service to and from Prince of Wales Island.  Ketchikan / 877-360-3500 / fax 907-247-3500 / craig 907-826-5400/Fax:826-5535/ res@flypacificairways.com / www.flypacificairways.com Scheduled air service to Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island and Metlakatla. Charter flying, air transportation for  lodges, flightseeing in Misty Fjords National Monument, fly-out hunting and fishing trips.

TRANSPORTATION / TAxI / FREIGHT
Promech Air
Ketchikan / 800-860-3845/ 907-225-3845 / fax 907-247-3875 / info@promechair.com / www.promechair.com Largest air taxi in Southeast Alaska, with a proven safety record for over 30 years. Daily scheduled flights to Craig,  Hollis, Thorne Bay and Metlakatla. Freight, charters and lake trips.

Rainforest Islands Ferry

coffman cove / 907-329-2031 / fax 907-329-2212 / rainforestislandsferry@ccalaska.com / www.rainforestislandsferry.com

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UTILITIES
Alaska Power & Telephone
craig / 907-826-3202 / fax 907-826-3210 / pow@aptalaska.com / www.aptalaska.com A progressive power and telephone utility providing local Hydro-electrical power and state of the art communications facilities to the rural communities on POW and throughout Alaska. craig / 907-826-3470 / fax 907-826-3469 / office@craigcabletv.com / www.craigcabletv.com Cable TV and internet provider, currently serving Craig and Hydaburg, expanding into Klawock in 2011. We offer  channel 30 for TV ads for local area

“Transporting people and freight throughout Southeast Alaska for 30 years.”

Craig Cable TV

VETERINARIAN
Island To Island Veterinary Clinic
craig / 907- 617- 8389 / wecare@islandvet.com / www.islandtoislandvet.com Island to Island Veterinary Clinic in Craig, Alaska, is a full-service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to  provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.   

1515 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, AK 99901 1.907.225.3845 v 1.800.860.3845 Fax: 1.907.247.3875

www.promechair.com
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Island itinerarities
n Catch six silvers at Neck Lake, then have a hot dog at Donna’s n Hear engines roar and see soggy soil fly at the Naukati Bay Mud Boggs races n Visit one of the island's several totem pole parks, then watch a master carver carve a cedar monument n Catch a cutthroat trout at Luck Lake and cook it for lunch n Kayak from Klawock Bay to Klawock River n Kayak to Canoe Point and hike to the waterfall n Tour the El Capitan caves n Camp at Memorial Beach n Browse amazing creations in rock and buy a uniquely fashioned mineral form from Stone Arts n Rent a truck and drive to Lab Bay n Buy an island souvenir from Alaska Gifts n Shop for "Tongass Tennis Shoes" at The Clothes Co. or Log Cabin Sports n Picnic at the Craig ball park, a one-of-a-kind green scene on a spit of land at the edge of town n Watch salmon get processed from the boat to the vacuum packer and freezer n Harvest a 4 by 4 buck n Hike Sunnahae trail to see Craig and surrounding islands from a great height n Hike the new One Duck trail for true rain forest immersion

MAP OUT SOMETHING YOU CAN'T DO JUST ANY OLD PLACE. THIS IS A rare PLACE, AFTER ALL.

n Collect driftwood at Sandy Beach n Send a postcard from Point Baker, zip code 99927 n Buy a book at Wheelhouse Coffee Roasters, then read it with a special cup of coffee n Take a picture at the bottom and then at the top of Silver Salmon Falls n Canoe Black Lake n Fish saltwater and freshwater and use a checklist  to mark off your catches n steelhead n coho salmon (ocean) n coho salmon (river) n king salmon n pink salmon n chum salmon n sockeye salmon n cutthroat trout n rainbow trout n cutt-bow trout n dolly varden n yellow-eye rockfish n halibut

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We’re like the island’s trees.

WE HAVE STRONG, GREEN BRANCHES.
Tongass Federal Credit Union has financial services from ATMs to VISA cards, from checking to savings, from loans to wire transfers. We’re a proud part of the landscape.

BRANCHES

Klawock: Klawock Heenya Mall Thorne Bay: Island News Building

AUTOMATED teller machines

Klawock Branch & Thorne Bay Market www.tongassfcu.com
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