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Kasaan, AK

Kasaan is a Haida village on the north shore of Kasaan Bay on Prince of Wales Island. The Kasaan Floats are free, but not well protected from the south. The village has a cafe/gift shop, and carving shed. A hiking trail leads west out of the village which leads to a totem park with numerous poles and the Son I Hat “Whale House” – the only Haida longhouse in North America.

Lat/Lon: {55.537000,-132.399044}

Facilities/Services:

Anchorage/Holding: Non-overnight
Mooring Ball: No
Dock: Yes
Protection: Average
Public/Private: Public
Fee: No
Fuel Available: No
Potable Water: No
Electric: None
Garbage: No
Pumpout: No
Maintenance: No
Groceries: No
Laundry: No
Liquor: No
Transportation: No
Cell Service: Average
WiFI: No
Notes:

Poor protection from the south.

Slowboat Tips and Activities

Walk into the village via the boardwalk trail along the shore. Have a bite to eat at the Totem Cafe. Walk the totem trail to the Haida longhouse (the Son I Hat Whale House, the only Haida longhouse in North America).

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History

Kasaan is one of the main historical communities of the Kaigani Haida. Residents moved from their former village on Skowl Arm, now called Old Kasaan, starting in 1893, but mainly during the period from 1902 to 1904. The migration was prompted by the promise of jobs and a school occasioned by development of copper mining and a cannery near the present location. Kasaan was established as a city in 1976. [Source]

Wildlife

Last update of this page: Apr 14, 2019

Last in-person visit by Slowboat team: May 27, 2018

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