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The community is located 45 miles southeast of the City of Kodiak, on the easternmost point of Kodiak Island. It lies at approximately 57░ 37' N Latitude, 152░ 10' W Longitude (Sec. 33, T029S, R018W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Kodiak Recording District. The area encompasses 40 sq. miles of land and 74 sq. miles of water.

Chiniak is an Alutiiq (Russian-Aleut) name first reported in 1888 by Lt. Comdr. Tanner, USN, of the steamer Albatross. It was named "Cape Greville" in 1778 by Capt. Cook. During the mid-1950s, an Air Force White Alice Radar Tracking Station was constructed in Chiniak.




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