in the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area
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Geography and Climate
- Hollis is located on the east side of Prince of Wales Island on Twelvemile Arm, 19 miles east of Craig by road, and 35 miles west of Ketchikan by water.
- Prince of Wales Island is dominated by a cool, moist, maritime climate. Average summer temperatures range from 49 to 63 °F; winter temperatures vary from 29 to 39 °F. Average annual precipitation is 145 inches.
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History and Culture
- Hollis was a mining town with a population of over 1,000 around 1900. Gold and silver were mined until about 1915. In 1953, it became a logging camp when a long-term timber contract was enacted with Ketchikan Pulp Co. It served as the base for timber operations on Prince of Wales Island until 1962, when the camp was moved 45 miles north to Thorne Bay. The area was permanently settled in recent years through a state land disposal sale. Dock facilities at Hollis provide support for logging operations and state ferry services.
- Hollis is a non-Native community that provides logging operations support and state ferry services.
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Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Hollis is the location of the state ferry landing for Prince of Wales Island. A state-owned seaplane base, harbor, dock, and boat ramp are available on Clark Bay. An airstrip is located at nearby Klawock. The island has a system of logging roads which provide access to surrounding communities. The Inter-Island Ferry Authority operates a once-daily, year-round ferry service between Ketchikan and Hollis.
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