The land on which the camp sits was owned by Afognak Native Corporation and, after an archeaological dig was completed, the camp was turned over to the tribe and later the land was donated as well. Native Village of Afognak turned it into the kids cultural camp.
A power failure aboard the LeConte kept the doors from opening and passengers couldn’t disembark in Angoon. During that time, they were fed the galley’s melting ice cream, a fatal dog fight ensued and a seafood dinner donated by a local lodge ended up uneaten in the ship’s freezer.
Commercial sockeye fishing in Yakutat has been closed due to historic low returns, leaving set-netters in a bind until coho and chum season later in the summer. Unlike other salmon fisheries around the Southeast, biologists never saw this coming.