in the Petersburg Borough
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Geography and Climate
- Hobart Bay is on the Southeast mainland on the east shore of Stephens Passage, 70 miles south of Juneau.
- The area's maritime climate is characterized by cool summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures range from 45 to 61 °F; winter temperatures range from 25 to 39 °F. They receive much less precipitation than is typical of Southeast Alaska.
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- Sq Mi Land
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History and Culture
- The bay was named in 1889 by Lt. Comdr. Mansfield of the U.S. Navy. The site was settled as a logging camp.
- Hobart Bay is a logging camp operated by Goldbelt, Inc. The Juneau-based Native corporation owns nearly 23,000 acres in the area. Ninety percent of the logging is done by helicopter. The work force has been scaled back considerably since 1990. The school was closed during the 98/99 school year.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Hobart Bay was incorporated as part of the Petersburg Borough in January, 2013. The bay is a destiatnion for sight-seeing, hunting and fishing tour operators and commercial fisherman. Access is by float plane and boat. There is a public dock.
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