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Three books on Craig (Alaska)

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

Craig is located on a small island off the west coast of Prince of Wales Island and is connected by a short causeway. It is 31 road miles west of Hollis. It lies 56 air miles northwest of Ketchikan, 750 air miles north of Seattle, and 220 miles south of Juneau. The community lies at approximately 55.476390° North Latitude and -133.148330° West Longitude. (Sec. 06, T074S, R081E, Copper River Meridian.) Craig is located in the Ketchikan Recording District. The area encompasses 6.7 sq. miles of land and 2.7 sq. miles of water. Prince of Wales Island is dominated by a cool, moist, maritime climate. Summer temperatures range from 49 to 63 °F. Winter temperatures range from 32 to 42 °F. Average annual precipitation is 120 inches, and average annual snowfall is 40 inches. Gale winds are common in the fall and winter months.

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

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books about Craig, among others.

McGuire, Michael. 2010. Angels to ashes: largest unsolved mass murder in Alaska history. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Mathews, Vincent, Matthew A. Kookesk, and Robert G. Bosworth. 1990. Subsistence harvest and use of sea cucumber in Southeast Alaska: with specific reference to sea cucumber harvest and use by residents of Craig, Klawock and Hydaburg. [Juneau]: Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence.

Craig Community Association. 1939. Constitution and By-laws of the Craig Community Association of Craig, Alaska ratified October 8, 1938. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Crooked Creek, was recently hit by flooding.

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