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The City of King Cove employs 22 full-time and 5 part-time staff supplemented with seasonal employees. The City provides a full array of public services with a Police Department, Fire Department with Emergency Medical Services, Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works Department, City Engineer, Finance Department, and Port and Harbors Department. The City operates a water utility and a sanitary sewer system. The City is a hub for the maritime industry of the Alaska Peninsula and home to a large and varied fishing fleet.
King Cove is located at 5504'20 N 16219'05 W. King Cove is located on the pacific side of the Alaska Peninsula. It is 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Cold Bay and 625 miles (1,006 km) southwest of Anchorage. It lies at approximately 55* 03'N Latitude and 162* 19' W Longitude. The area encompasses 2.9 square miles (8 km2) of land and 2.0 square miles (5 km2) of water.

King Cove's awe-inspiring topography is the result of volcanic activity. The predominantly Aleut fishing community is situated in a narrow valley overshadowed by rugged mountains reaching down to the water's edge. The city is located on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula and in the midst of a storm corridor, which often brings extreme fog and high winds. The city's economy depends on the year-round commercial fishing and seafood processing industries. Peter Pan Seafood's, in King Cove, is one of the largest cannery operations in Alaska. Up to 500 non-residents are brought up to work in the cannery as needed. The community offers a full range of dockage and marine services for commercial fishing, cargo, passenger and recreational vehicles. Large vessels, including the state ferry, cruise ships and cargo vessels can moor at the deep water port.
Please, take a moment to review the city's many functions and services detailed in the links at left. Should you have any questions, or concerns that need attention, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Pavlof volcano:
Aviation Color Code -
Volcano Alert Level - WATCH
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Alaska Marine Ferry
Plans For the Aleutians