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Three Books on Akhiok

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to the community of Akhiok. Here is a description of Akhiok’s location and climate from the Alaska Communities Database:

Akhiok is located at the southern end of Kodiak Island at Alitak Bay. It lies 80 miles southwest of the City of Kodiak and 340 miles southwest of Anchorage. The community lies at approximately 56.945560° North Latitude and -154.170280° West Longitude. (Sec. 28, T037S, R031W, Seward Meridian.) Akhiok is located in the Kodiak Recording District. The area encompasses 7.9 sq. miles of land and 2.5 sq. miles of water. The climate of the Kodiak Islands is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little or no freezing weather, moderate precipitation, and frequent cloud cover and fog. Severe storms are common from December through February. Annual precipitation is 35 inches. Temperatures remain within a narrow range, from 25 to 54 °F.

Here are three books on Akhiok from WorldCat:

Kane, Gene, and Dan Bockhorst. 1993. Report on the proposed annexation of territory to the City of Akhiok. [Anchorage, AK]: The Division.

CH2M Hill Alaska (Firm), and Alaska Power Authority. 1981. Reconnaissance study of energy alternatives: Akhiok, King Cove, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, Sand Point. Alaska: Alaska Power Authority.

United States. 1966. Village study – Akhiok, Alaska, 1966. [Alaska?]: Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Join me next Saturday as we take a bibliographic visit to Akiachak.

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