Pelican

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 57 ° 57' 39" N, 136 ° 13' 39" W
  • Region: Hoonah-Angoon (CA)
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  • Elevation: 344 ft (104.85 m)

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About
On the NE shore of Lisianski Inlet in NW part of Chichgof Island, Alex. Arch.

History
Named for a fishing boat called "The Pelican" owned by Charles Raatikained, a founder of the town. The corporate name of the town in "Pelican," although it is frequently called "Pelican city." In 1943 there was a cannery, a small sawmill, a school, and a hotel here. A post office was established in 1939 (Ricks, 1965, p. 50).

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