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Three Books on Cold Bay

Note: After this week “Three Books On …” is moving to Mondays. The next community will appear on May 2nd.


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

Cold Bay is located in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge at the western end of the Alaska Peninsula. It lies 634 miles southwest of Anchorage and 180 miles northeast of Unalaska. The community lies at approximately 55.185830° North Latitude and -162.721110° West Longitude. (Sec. 01, T058S, R089W, Seward Meridian.) Cold Bay is located in the Aleutian Islands Recording District. The area encompasses 54.4 sq. miles of land and 16.6 sq. miles of water. The city has a maritime climate, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 60 °F. The average annual rainfall is 36 inches, and average annual snowfall is 55 inches. Wind speeds of 30 mph are common for Cold Bay

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

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

Wilson, Frederic H. 1997. Cold Bay quadrangle: Alaska resource data file. [Menlo Park, CA]: U.S. Geological Survey. Read online at http://ardf.wr.usgs.gov/quads/html/ColdBay.html.

Clawson, Linn E. 1993. The cost of living.
United States. 1973. On scene coordinator’s report: major oil spill, Cold Bay, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: U.S. Coast Guard].

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

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