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Kanatak was located at the head of Portage Bay, on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula. It lies west of Kodiak Island. It lies at approximately 57░ 34' N Latitude, 156░ 02' W Longitude . The community is located in the Kvichak Recording District. The area encompasses 0 sq. miles of land and 0 sq. miles of water.

Kanatak was first listed as a Native village in the Census of 1890, having a population of 26. Because of oil drilling activity in the 1930s, its population increased to 134 in 1940. It has a post office from 1922 to 1943, and from 1946 to 1954. When this activity ceased in the 1950s, the village was abandoned.




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