The History of Whale Pass

Whale Pass lies on the northeast side of Prince of Wales Island, north of Coffman Cove on Forest Development Road (FDR) 25. It lies at approximately 56 06' N Latitude, 133 10' W Longitude . The community is located in the Ketchikan Recording District. The area encompasses 35 sq. miles of land and 7 sq. miles of water.

The area has been the site of logging camps continuously since 1964. In the early 1980s, the last camp moved out, and the area was permanently settled as the result of a State Department of Natural Resources land disposal sale.


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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development