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Meyers Chuck, Alaska - charming and picturesque

Meyers Chuck is a small harbor on the Cleveland Peninsula, conveniently situated between Ketchikan and Wrangell.   A state operated float provides berthing space for cruising yachts, and can accommodate anywhere from 10-12 yachts (more with rafting).  There is also good anchorage inside the harbor.  In addition, there is a helicopter landing pad.

There is untreated water on the state float.  A bulletin board at the head of the ramp provides information on community activities such as items for sale, store hours...  Patsy, a local resident supplies fresh baked cinnamon buns at the dock every morning at 7:30 am. 

There is a post office and mail is picked up and delivered once a week.    A mossy trail connects homesites along the waterfront.  This trail takes you through the backyards of the homes.  Along the trail are berries, wild flowers, ancient forest stumps, mossy undergrowths, flower planters and vegetable gardens of local residents.  The whole place has a friendly feel. 

The early inhabitants of Meyers Chuck were mostly bachelors in their later years, who valued independence, fishing and isolation.  They were the "early hippies" who set out to build a career out of fishing, crabbing and canning. This community once sported a clam cannery, saltery and several stores in the 1920's.   At its high point (census of 1939) Meyers Chuck had a population of 100.    The population decreased during World War II as young men and families left.  In 1945, the population dwindled to 50 full time residents.  Today. the winter population in Meyers Chuck is about 4 and swells to 25 in the summer time. 


A gallery sells souvenirs & gift items


Whimsical signs along the trail

Driftwood on the beach

Mossy forest stumps along the trail

Plenty of wild berries

plenty of lush vegetation

 


Rustic cabin along the waterfront

 

Mr. Lumberjack provides lumber
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