The History of Kanatak

Kanatak was located at the head of Portage Bay, on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula. It lies west of Kodiak Island. It lies at approximately 57 34' N Latitude, 156 02' W Longitude . The community is located in the Kvichak Recording District. The area encompasses 0 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

Kanatak was first listed as a Native village in the Census of 1890, having a population of 26. Because of oil drilling activity in the 1930s, its population increased to 134 in 1940. It has a post office from 1922 to 1943, and from 1946 to 1954. When this activity ceased in the 1950s, the village was abandoned.

To Community Histories Index Alaska DCCED Community Database Online

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