With a population of 86 Akhiok is Kodiak's southernmost village as well
as the most remote. About 40 minutes from Kodiak city by seaplane, Akhiok
sits on Alitak Bay, in an area dominated by moist tundra with no tall
brush or trees. The community originally was a sea otter hunting settlement.
Today, fishing supports the economy. Area rivers are known for their
strong pink runs and sockeye salmon runs. There is a high brown bear
density and sea mammals and birds abound.
This isolated village has a population of 65 and is located on the west
coast of Kodiak Island, on storm-ridden Shelikof Strait. Karluk sits
amid low brush, high brush and moist tundra. There are more than 30
registered archaeological sites along the Karluk River. The area is
known worldwide for its king salmon and red salmon runs.
Located in a valley near the mouth of Larsen Bay, this village has a
population of 153. It is a hub for commercial and sport fishing. Located
on the northwest side of Kodiak Island the area has high brush with
scattered Sitka spruce and alder.
Located on the southeast coast of Kodiak Island on Sitkalidak Strait.
This village with a population of 311 sits nestled beneath mountains
with high brush and alpine tundra. Three Saints Bay, one of the earliest
Russian settlement is located nearby. Wildlife and fishing are plentiful
Nestled in small cove off Narrow Strait on the west coast of Spruce
Island. Ouzinkie has a population of 211 and is surrounded by tall spruce
trees and swampy areas. This village was the home to St. Herman, the
first canonized Russian Orthodox Saint in North America.
With a population of 264, Port Lions is located on Settlers Cove, near
the mouth of Kizhuyak Bay, on the north coast of Kodiak Island. The
land around the village varies from Sitka spruce on the north to high
bush and grasses on the south. Port Lions is the only village served
by the Alaska Marine Highway.
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