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Three Books on Akutan

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

Akutan is located on Akutan Island in the eastern Aleutians, one of the Krenitzin Islands of the Fox Island group. It is 35 miles east of Unalaska and 766 air miles southwest of Anchorage. The community lies at approximately 54.135560° North Latitude and -165.773060° West Longitude. (Sec. 11, T070S, R112W, Seward Meridian.) Akutan is located in the Aleutian Islands Recording District. The area encompasses 14.0 sq. miles of land and 4.9 sq. miles of water. Akutan lies in the maritime climate zone, with mild winters and cool summers. Mean temperatures range from 22 to 55 °F. Precipitation averages 28 inches per year. High winds and storms are frequent in the winter, and fog is common in the summer.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books on Akutan, among others:

Knapp, Gunnar, and Marie Lowe. 2007. Economic and social impacts of BSAI crab rationalization on the communities of King Cove, Akutan and False Pass. [Anchorage, Alaska]: Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Wakeley, James S, Chris V Noble, and Michael J Bishop. 2001. Akutan Harbor Project: Delineation of Wetlands on Akutan Island, Alaska. Ft. Belvoir: Defense Technical Information Center. http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA398288.

Denfeld, D. Colt. 1996. The Akutan Whaling and Naval Fueling Station: a history, Akutan Island, Alaska. [Alaska]: Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Alakanuk.

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