in the Kodiak Island Borough
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Geography and Climate
- The community is located 45 miles southeast of the City of Kodiak on the easternmost point of Kodiak Island.
- The climate of the Kodiak Islands is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little or no freezing weather, moderate precipitation, and frequent cloud cover and fog. Severe storms are common from December through February. Average annual precipitation is 60 inches. January temperatures range from 14 to 46 °F. July temperatures range from 39 to 76 °F.
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History and Culture
- Chiniak is an Alutiiq (Russian-Aleut) name first reported in 1888 by Lt. Comdr. Tanner with the US Navy of the steamer Albatross. It was named "Cape Greville" in 1778 by Capt. Cook. During the mid-1950s, an Air Force White Alice Radar Tracking Station was constructed in Chiniak.
- This community is active in local issues and planning through the Chiniak Community Forum. There is a library and school.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Local boat owners anchor in Thumb's Up Bay, and a small dock is available. An old airstrip may be used for emergency landings. Chiniak can be reached by road from Kodiak. Although 45 miles away, Kodiak offers jet service, float plane services, ferry service, and boat harbors.
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