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The population of Port Protection is approximately 50 (2000), 48 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 40 (1990), 26 (2010).

The amount of land area in Port Protection is 4.741 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 3.257 sq kilometers.
The distance from Port Protection to Washington DC is 2982 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 144 miles. (as the crow flies)
Port Protection is positioned 56.31 degrees north of the equator and 133.59 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Port Protection location: on the north-western tip of Prince of Wales Island. This area may only be accessible by boat or floatplane. 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.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Port Protection is cool and moist
The weather in Port Protection is 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.
Port Protection 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.
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Port Protection history:

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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Port Protection attractions:

"The Stairway to Heaven" - a series of steps leading up to the top of a ridge overlooking the cove, offers a specacular view of the community, forest and ocean; fishing, wildlife viewing, ocean life

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Economy & Industry

Port Protection economy: The main focus of the economy is commercial fishing.
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