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Fisheries Participation and Earnings
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Geography and Climate
- Perryville is located on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula, 275 miles southwest of Kodiak and 500 miles southwest of Anchorage.
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- Perryville's maritime climate is characterized by cool summers, warm winters, and rainy weather. Average summer temperatures range from 39 to 60 °F; winter temperatures average 21 to 50 °F. Low clouds, rain squalls, fog, and snow showers frequently limit visibility. Average annual precipitation is 127 inches, with 58 inches of snow.
History and Culture
- The community was founded in 1912 as a refuge for Alutiiq people driven away from their villages by the eruption of Mt. Katmai. Many villagers from Douglas and Katmai survived the eruption because they were out fishing at the time. Captain Perry of the ship "Manning" transported people from the Katmai area to Ivanof Bay and later to the new village site. The village was originally called "Perry," but the "ville" was added to conform to the post office name, established in 1930.
- The village maintains an Alutiiq culture and a subsistence lifestyle. Commercial fishing provides cash income.
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- Perryville is accessible by air and sea. There is a state-owned gravel runway and seaplane base. Scheduled and charter flights are available from King Salmon. Cargo barges deliver fuel and supplies each spring. ATVs and skiffs are the primary means of local transportation.
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