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Three books on Chignik Lagoon

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

Chignik Lagoon is located on the south shore of the Alaska Peninsula, 450 miles southwest of Anchorage. It lies 180 air miles south of King Salmon, 8.5 miles west of Chignik, and 16 miles east of Chignik Lake. The community lies at approximately 56.309950° North Latitude and -158.531420° West Longitude. (Sec. 23, T044S, R059W, Seward Meridian.) Chignik Lagoon is located in the Aleutian Islands Recording District. The community experiences a maritime climate, characterized by cool summers and relatively warm, wet winters. Thick cloud cover and heavy winds are prevalent during winter months. Summer temperatures range from 39 to 60 °F. Winter temperatures range from 21 to 36 °F. Precipitation averages 127 inches annually, with an average annual snowfall of 58 inches.

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

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

Polarconsult Alaska, Inc. 1994. Chignik Lagoon: electrical distribution & generation feasibility & design. Anchorage, Alaska: Polarconsult Alaska, Inc.

Larsen, Dick. 1987. Chignik Lagoon Bridge, Airport Access Road, and Packer’s Creek Channelization Project. [Alaska]: Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities.
Keller, A. Samuel, and John T. Cass. 1956. Petroliferous sand of the Chignik formation at Chignik Lagoon, Alaska. [Washington]: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey. Read this book online at http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/id/10593.

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