Afognak, Alaska

Afognak, Alaska

Afognak (pronEng|əˈfɒɡnæk; also Ag’waneq) was an Alutiiq village on the island of Afognak in Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska, United States. It was located on Afognak Bay on the southwest coast of the island, north of Kodiak Island.


The name was derived from Afognak Island, and was first reported in 1839 by Russian Sub-Lt. Mikhail Murashev. A post office was maintained intermittently from 1888 to 1964. Afognak was covered by one meter (3 ft) of ash when Mount Katmai erupted in 1912. The 1964 Good Friday Earthquake generated a tsunami which destroyed the village. A new community was constructed on the northeast coast of Kodiak Island, called Port Lions in honor of the Lions Club who helped relocate the village, and the residents moved permanently in December 1964.

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