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1 On a 1910 National Geographic Society expedition, a photographer crouches by the shore of Yakutat Bay, Gulf of Alaska, to wash his film in the seawater.
2 Yakutat City, Sitka, Juneau, and Anchorage are the four largest cities in the U.S. by area.
3 Southeast Alaska is composed of seven entire boroughs and two census areas, in addition to the portion of the Yakutat Borough lying east of 141° West longitude.
4 Tlingit people today consider the land from around Yakutat south through the Alaskan Panhandle, and including the lakes in the Canadian interior, as being Lingít Aaní, the Land of the Tlingit.
5 The census area was significantly larger in the 1990 census, at which time it was the Skagway–Yakutat–Angoon Census Area.
6 After Yakutat was incorporated as a consolidated-city borough on September 22, 1992, it was renamed Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area;
7 The City and Borough of Yakutat (/ˈjækətæt/, YAK-ə-tat) (Tlingit: Yaakwdáat; Russian: Якутат) is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska and was the name of a former city within it. The name is Tlingit, Yaakwdáat ("the place where canoes rest") but it originally derives from an Eyak name diyaʼqudaʼt and was influenced by the Tlingit word yaakw ("canoe, boat").
8 The Borough of Yakutat was incorporated as a non-unified Home Rule Borough on September 22, 1992.
9 Yakutat was previously a city in the Skagway–Yakutat–Angoon Census Area (afterwards renamed the Skagway–Hoonah–Angoon Census Area).
10 The U.S. Census Bureau has defined the former City of Yakutat as a census-designated place within the borough.
11 The original settlers in the Yakutat area are believed to have been Eyak-speaking people from the Copper River area.
12 Yakutat was only one of a number of Tlingit and mixed Tlingit-Eyak settlements in the region, although all the others have been depopulated or abandoned.
13 The Shelikhov-Golikov Company, precursor of the Russian-American Company, built a fort in Yakutat in 1795 to facilitate trade in sea otter pelts.
14 It was known as New Russia, Yakutat Colony, or Slavorossiya.
15 Many people moved to the current site of Yakutat to be closer to the Stimson cannery, which operated through 1970.
16 During World War II, the USAAF stationed a large aviation garrison near Yakutat and built a paved runway.
17 The troops were withdrawn after the war but the runway is still in use as Yakutat Airport, which offers scheduled airline service.
18 Fishing is currently the largest economic activity in Yakutat.
19 Yakutat Tlingit Tribe (YTT) received a Language Preservation Grant from the Administration for Native Americans in 2004.
20 While working at a local cannery from 1912 to 1941, Seiki Kayamori extensively photographed Yakutat and its area.
21 A large set of prints of his work is held by Yakutat City Hall.
22 Yakutat and Southern Railway was a rail operation in the area.
23 The 2010 census also defines a smaller census-designated place named Yakutat which has a total area of 104.1 square miles (269.6 km), of which 100.5 square miles (260.3 km) is land and 3.6 square miles (9.3 km) is water.
24 Yakutat's population center is located at 59°32′49″N 139°43′38″W
25 / 59.54694; -139.72722, at the mouth of Yakutat Bay.
26 Yakutat borders the Gulf of Alaska to the west, Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska to the northwest, Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska to the southeast, Stikine Region, British Columbia to the northeast-east and Yukon Territory to the north.
27 Yakutat will not be impacted unless the glacier advances to the townsite, which could take a thousand years.
28 Yakutat has a subarctic climate (Dfc) but with characteristics such as high precipitation, absence of permafrost and temperate rainforest vegetation of the subpolar oceanic climate zone of the Pacific Coast.
29 (However, with an annual precipitation of 197.8 inches (5.02 m), the city of Whittier receives significantly more annual precipitation than both Yakutat and Ketchikan, which makes it the wettest city in Alaska and the United States, and Yakutat and Ketchikan the second- and third-wettest cities in Alaska, respectively.) September and October represent, on average, the year's primary "rainy season," with an average of over 20 inches of precipitation both months.
30 Yakutat first appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as an unincorporated Tlingit-Yakutat village.