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55 ° 7' 45.001" N,
131 ° 34' 19.999" W


Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Metlakatla in Detail.


On the S shore of Port Chester, W coast of Annette Island, 15 mi. S of Ketchikan, Alex. Arch.


Tsimshian Indian town established in 1887 when Reverend William Duncan, who established a mission of the Church of England at (Old) Metlakatla in British Columbia in 1957, moved here with most of the Indians in his charge due to differences with his superiors over the conduct of his work. The Annette Island location was first called New Metlakatla and "sometimes Port Chester by outsiders." The 1890 census listed a population of 823; 465 in 1900; 602 in 1910; 574 in 1920; 466 in 1930; 674 in 1939; and 817 in 1950. The Metlakahtla post office was established in 1888, discontinued in 1889. It was reestablished as New Metlakahtla in 1892; spelling changed to Metlakahtla in 1895 and again changed in 1904 to its present form (Ricks, 1965, p. 42, 45).

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Green-winged Teal, Surfbird, Black Turnstone, American Crow, Horned Grebe, Varied Thrush, Least Sandpiper, Glaucous-winged Gull, Bohemian Waxwing, Western Sandpiper, Northern Shoveler, Surf Scoter, Common Starling, Harlequin Duck, White-winged Scoter, Dark-eyed Junco, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Gull, Northern Pintail, Bufflehead, Black Scoter, Red Knot, Bonaparte's Gull, Long-tailed Duck, Song Sparrow, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Scaup, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Dunlin, Marbled Murrelet, American Coot, Black-legged Kittiwake, Pacific Loon, Pelagic Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Common Raven, Blue-winged Teal, Anna's Hummingbird, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Savannah Sparrow, Red-necked Phalarope, Northern Harrier, Merlin, Steller's Jay, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, White-crowned Sparrow, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Western Grebe, Killdeer, Rock Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Rhinoceros Auklet, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Barred Owl, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Pine Siskin, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Snow Goose, Greater White-fronted Goose, Aleutian Cackling Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Eurasian Wigeon, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Rufous Hummingbird, Sandhill Crane, Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Pacific Golden-Plover, Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Ruff, Sanderling, Baird's Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Common Murre, Pigeon Guillemot, Ancient Murrelet, Western Gull, California Gull, Glaucous Gull, Caspian tern, Yellow-billed Loon, Brandt's Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Snowy Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Dipper, Hermit Thrush, Buff-bellied Pipit, Red Crossbill, Lapland Longspur, Lincoln's Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Rock Pigeon

Places Near Metlakatla

Blank Islands, Percy Islands,


Cutter Rocks, Point McCartey,


Ajax Reef, Bailey Rock, California Rock, Fillmore Rock, Hid Reef, Idaho Rock, Julius Reef, Kelp Rocks, Lively Rock, Martin Rock, Mastic Rock, Morse Rock, Mule Rock, Pennock Reef, Potter Rock, Sealing Reef, Spire Island Reef, Tamgas Reef, Walden Rocks, Wallace Reef,


Port Chester, Annette Bay, Bald Headed Cove, Black Sand Cove, Blank Inlet, Bostwick Inlet, California Cove, Canoe Cove, Cascade Inlet, Clam Cove, Coho Cove, Coho Cove, Crab Bay, Dall Bay, Hassler Harbor, Hemlock Bay, Herring Bay, Kwain Bay, Nadzaheen Cove, Niquette Harbor, Radenbough Cove, Ryus Bay, Seal Cove, Smuggler Cove, Sylburn Harbor, Tamgas Harbor, Whisky Cove,


Black Sand Beach,


Point Percy, Point McCartey, Point White, Point Davidson, Point Arucenas, Point Davison, Angle Point, Annette Point, Blank Point, Bostwick Point, California Head, Carroll Point, Cedar Point, Copper Point, Crab Point, Creek Point, Dall Head, Deer Point, Driest Point, Form Point, Gravina Point, Green Point, Grey Point, Harbor Point, Inlet Point, Moss Point, Mountain Point, Pilot Point, Race Point, Reef Point, Sextant Point, Survey Point, Tent Point, Village Point, Walden Point, Yellow Point,


Nichols Passage, Tongass Narrow, Tongass Narrows,


Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Saxman,


Chester Lake Dam, Purple Lake Dam, Saxman Dam, Saxman Lower Reservoir Dam, Whitman Lake Dam,


Judy Hill, Trout Hill, Yellow Hill,


Annette Island, Bold Island, Bronaugh Islands, Cow Island, Cynthia Island, Drug Island, East Clump, Emmet Island, Goose Tongue Island, Grass Rock, Gravina Island, Gravina Islands, Grouse Rock, Gull Island, Harris Island, Helen Island, Hemlock Island, Hotspur Island, Hub Rock, Lewis Island, Murdo Island, Pennock Island, Pow Island, Round Island, Roy Island, Ruth Island, Scrub Island, Seal Cove Rocks, Snipe Island, Spire Island, Vegas Island, Vegas Islands, Warburton Island, Werlick Island,


Bostwick Lake, Cascade Lakes, Chester Lake, Crater Lake, Downdraft Lake, Edgecombe Lake, Hassler Lake, Helen Todd Lake, Hussler Lake, Kwain Lake, Melanson Lake, Purple Lake, Purple Lake, Scout Lake, Skaters Lake, Tamgas Lake, Trap Lake, Trout Lake, Whitman Lake,


Agassiz Mountain, Anvil Mountain, Anvil Mountain, Berry Knoll, Between Mountain, Bingo Mountain, Black Mountain, Blunt Mountain, Buck Mountain, Bush Mountain, Chapeau Mountain, Chenango Mountain, Cone Mountain, Curve Mountain, Davison Mountain, Deer Mountain, Deer Mountains, Doe Mountain, Doe Mountain, Dubuque Mountain, Fawn Mountain, Flat Mountain, House Mountain, Janesville Mountain, Leadville Mountain, Middle Mountain, Narrows Mountain, Nipple Mountain, Nubbins Mountain, Plain Mountain, Pop Mountain, Punch Hill, The Puppets, Purple Mountain, Red Mountain, Round Mountain, Spine Mountain, Spot Mountain, Tamgas Mountain, Tired Mountain,


Black Sands Beach State Marine Park, Dall Bay State Marine Park,

Mountain Passes:

Nichols Passage, Sealed Passage,


Bald Ridge, Dall Ridge,


Bostwick Creek, Ketchikan Creek, Whitman Creek,


Deer Mountain National Recreation Trail, Silvis Lakes Traverse,


Annette, Dairy, Herring Cove, Mountain Point, Pennock Island,