About Coffman Cove

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Clarence Strait (Dennis A. Sylvia)

Coffman Cove is a small city with a population of approximately 200. The city is located in a protected bay on the east side of Prince of Wales Island (PoW). Many lots in Coffman Cove offer spectacular views of the Inside Passage as well as its marine life. Paved roads and city services (water, refuse, etc.) are available in much of the community. Coffman Cove is about 55 miles from Klawock and less than 80 miles from Hollis. Like most PoW communities, there are many opportunities nearby for outdoor recreation (beachcombing, hiking trails, fishing, boating, hunting, etc.). The city annually hosts two fishing derbies and the By the Sea Arts and Seafood Festival.

Coffman Cove has the following services: fuel, groceries, ATM (cash machine), school (Southeast Island School District ‘s Howard Valentine School), clinic, emergency medical services (EMS), boat launch/public floats, churches, ferry terminal (limited services), flights (floatplane), food, library, among others. Coffman Cove is connected to other PoW communities by a paved road system and to scheduled daily Inter Island Ferry (IFA) service to Ketchikan at the Hollis terminal).

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Clarence Straits  (Photo Credit Dennis Sylvia)

Additional information can be found at the following links:
City of Coffman Cove: http://www.ccalaska.com
Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce:  http://www.princeofwalescoc.org
Howard Valentine School: https://www.facebook.com/howardvalentineschool/?ref=page_internal)
Southeast Island School District: http://www.sisd.org
Tongass National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/tongass/recreation

 

Note: feature photo is passion flower growing along ceiling inside Coffman Cove baseball park old bathroom. – L. Sylvia