Bay is located on Evans Island in Crab Bay, 42 miles southeast of
Whittier in the Prince William Sound. It is 104 air miles southeast of
Anchorage. It lies at approximately 60░ 06' N Latitude, 147░ 57' W
Longitude (Sec. 24, T001S, R008E, Seward Meridian). The community is
located in the Valdez Recording District. The area encompasses 29 sq.
miles of land and 25 sq. miles of water.
The name of this Alutiiq village was
first reported by Ivan Petroff in the 1880 census. At that time, the
village was located on the southern tip of Chenega Island. A post office
was established in 1946. The village was destroyed and over half of all
residents perished by tsunamis in the Sound after the 1964 earthquake.
The village was reestablished in the mid-1980s on Evans Island, although
it is still named Chenega.