City of Chignik
The village of Chignik (meaning "big winds") was established in the late 1800's as a fishing village and cannery. The town still relies heavily on a large run of salmon that come to spawn in the Chignik River for subsistence and for commercial fishing.
Chignik is one of seventeen villages that lie in the Lake and Peninsula Borough. The city is home to Chignik Bay School which currently has twelve students enrolled. Lake and Peninsula School District is located in King Salmon, along with the Borough office.
Approximately 60 residents call Chignik their year round home, but in the summer time the population explodes with cannery workers and commercial fishermen. The state-owned ferry Tustumena stops in Chignik every other week from May through September.
You can find more information about our community from the State of Alaska's website in the Division of Community and Regional Affairs section.
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