traditional Alutiiq (Russian-Aleut) village was located on the south
coast of Afognak Island, north of Kodiak Island. It lies at
approximately 58░ 00' N Latitude, 152░ 46' W Longitude . The community
is located in the Kodiak Recording District. The area encompasses 0 sq.
miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.
village name was derived from Afognak Island, and was first reported in
1839 by Sub-Lt. Mikhail Murashev. The Census of 1890 noted a series of
settlements along the beach, including Rutkovsky village, a group of
retired employees of the Russian American Company. A post office was
maintained intermittently from 1888 to 1958. The Good Friday earthquake
of 1964 generated a tsunami which destroyed the village. A new community
was constructed on the northeast coast of Kodiak Island, called Port
Lions, and the residents of Afognak moved there permanently in December