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Three Books on Chignik

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

The City of Chignik is located on Anchorage Bay on the south shore of the Alaska Peninsula. It lies 450 miles southwest of Anchorage and 260 miles southwest of Kodiak. The community lies at approximately 56.295280° North Latitude and -158.402220° West Longitude. (Sec. 07, T045S, R058W, Seward Meridian.) Chignik is located in the Aleutian Islands Recording District. The area encompasses 11.7 sq. miles of land and 4.2 sq. miles of water. Chignik has a maritime climate characterized by cool summers and warm, rainy winters. Cloud cover and heavy winds are prevalent during winter months. Summer temperatures range from 39 to 60 °F. Winter temperatures average 20 °F. Annual precipitation averages 127 inches, with an average snowfall of 58 inches.

You can learn more about Chignik by reading their full profile from the Alaska Community Database.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Chignik as a subject, among others:

Medley, Pamela R. 2009. Digital elevation models of Chignik, Alaska procedures, data sources and analysis. Boulder, Colo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, National Geophysical Data Center, Marine Geology and Geophysics Division. Read online at http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS121817.

Mobley, Charles M. 2004. Chignik’s Norquest Cannery: a cultural resource inventory & evaluation, Chignik, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: Charles M. Mobley & Associates.

Knapp, Gunnar. 2003. Effects of the 2002 Chignik cooperative a survey of Chignik salmon permit holders. Understanding Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage. Read online at http://www.alaskaneconomy.uaa.alaska.edu/fish/chignik.htm.

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

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