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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Coffman Cove is approximately 228 (2000), 176 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 81 (1990), 89 (2010).
The amount of land area in Coffman Cove is 30.162 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 9.23 sq kilometers.
The distance from Coffman Cove to Washington DC is 2939 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 172 miles. (as the crow flies)
Coffman Cove is positioned 56.00 degrees north of the equator and 132.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Coffman Cove average annual rainfall is 60-220 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 30's to low 50's degrees F.
The average summer temperature is high 50's to high 70's degrees F.


located on the northeastern coast of Prince of Wales Island, in southern southeast Alaska.. This island is the third largest island in the United States! The two larger islands are Kodiak Island and the big island of Hawaii. To the south of Prince of Wales Island lies British Columbia, Canada. To the west is the Pacific Ocean. The island, itself, is only 140 miles long from north to south and the average width is about 30 miles.

Here is a page to show the location of Coffman Cove, Alaska
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cool and moist
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usually cool and comfortable. The area has plenty of rain. July is usually the driest month and November the wettest of the year, though every month has rain.
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History & History Related Items

History for Prince of Wales Island:

The island has a long history from at least 8,000 years ago. The Haida lived in the southern third of the island about 300 years ago. The northern portion was inhabited by three Tlingit kwans (or tribes). The Haida and Tlingit people were very different, but both highly developed.

The Europeans first came here in 1775 with the arrival of Don Juan Francisco Bodega Quadra of Spain. Soon after came the British explorers. Captain James Cook and Captain George Vancouver both explored the area in the late 1700's. Vancouver charted much of the area. Wide-spread commercialism did not really begin until the 1800's. The mainstays of that economy were fishing, mining and logging. With the addition of tourism, they remain much the same today. Among the ores mined on the island were gold, silver, zinc, lead uranium and palladium.
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Hatchery Creek is the trailhead for the 30-mile Honker Divide Canoe Route

Photo opportunities
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Coffman Cove City Government

City of Coffman Cove
310 Harbor Avenue
Coffman Cove, Alaska 99918-0135
Tel: 907-329-2233
Fax: 907-329-2212

Coffman Cove Chamber

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 497
Craig, AK 99921
Phone: 907-826-3870
Fax: 907-826-5467
Find information for any of the Prince of Wales Communities at the Chamber.

Coffman Cove Organizations

Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 497
Craig, AK 99921
Phone: 907-826-3870
Fax: 907-826-5467
Find information for any of the Prince of Wales Communities at the Chamber. Coffman Cove


The population of Coffman Cove was:
1990 - 186
2000 - 228

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