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Angoon is a village on Admiralty Island on the southeastern panhandle of Alaska. It's the largest permanent community on the island, and as of the 2010 census, the population was 459. The only other town on the island is Cube Cove, north of Angoon. The village of Angoon is located on an isthmus at the mouth of the Kootznahoo Inlet on the west side of the island. The name "Angoon" actually means "isthmus town," a derivative of the Tlingit term Aangoon. The Tlingits were the original inhabitants of the area. In 1882, the original village Angoon was destroyed after Tlingits demanded reparations for a shaman who was killed by an exploding harpoon gun on a Northwest Trading Company vessel. The existing town was rebuilt in the early 1900s and includes the Old Village Site with its historic forts, summer fishing camps, old garden sites and the Killisnoo graveyard. For people visiting the Admiralty Island National Monument and the Kootznoowoo Wilderness National Monument, the town of Angoon provides limited services and a transportation link. The area is home to lots of wildlife, including bears, bald eagles, harbor seals, sea lions and waterfowl. Occasionally, humpback whales are seen offshore. The village of Angoon is well-known for its 4th of July celebration. Other nearby attractions include the Danger Point Trail and Cross Admiralty Canoe/Kayak Route. Other activities include salt and freshwater fishing, beachcombing, visiting historical and cultural sites and hiking through spruce-hemlock rainforest, alpine-tundra rock outcrops and glacier viewing.

Surrounding areas: Tenakee Springs, Alaska (30.3 mi)

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Angoon Weather & Climate

The Southeastern Panhandle of Alaska has a humid continental climate, although it borders on being a subarctic climate. The moderating influence comes from the proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Winters are long and moist - cold, but not frigid. January highs are frequently above freezing. Spring, summer and autumn are cool to mild. Snowfall averages 84 inches and occurs mainly from November through March. Yearly rainfall varies, depending on location, but averages between 55 to 90 inches. Spring is the driest season and September and October are the wettest months. Some have described this region as "a cooler version of Seattle."

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 27°F 8.80 in. -
February 41°F 28°F 7.37 in. -
March 45°F 30°F 6.68 in. -
April 50°F 33°F 5.60 in. -
May 54°F 38°F 4.86 in. -
June 58°F 44°F 3.82 in. -
July 61°F 48°F 4.20 in. -
August 63°F 49°F 6.40 in. -
September 59°F 44°F 12.38 in. -
October 51°F 38°F 15.60 in. -
November 43°F 31°F 10.16 in. -
December 39°F 28°F 10.20 in. -

Angoon Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez airport (SIT) located about 42 miles southwest of Angoon in Sitka, Alaska, the Juneau International airport (JNU) located approximately 58 miles north of Angoon in Juneau, Alaska, and finally the Gustavus airport (GST) located roughly 75 miles northwest of Angoon in Gustavus, Alaska.

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