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The population of Whale Pass is approximately 62 (2001), 31 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 40 (1990), 20 (2010).

The amount of land area in Whale Pass is 91.674 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 17.658 sq kilometers.
The distance from Whale Pass to Washington DC is 2957 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 162 miles. (as the crow flies)
Whale Pass is positioned 56.10 degrees north of the equator and 133.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Whale Pass location: on the eastern coast of Prince of Wales Island along Whale Passage, 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.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Whale Pass is cool and moist
The weather in Whale Pass 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.
Whale Pass 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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Whale Pass 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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Whale Pass attractions:

Ancient native fish traps, a petroglyph, Neck Lake, Cavern Lake, Twin Island Lake, fishing, non-profit fish station located at the Neck Lake outlet, Beach camping at Exchange Cove

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