Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Traffic Jam On Remote Island

Several cars make a traffic jam on a rainy afternoon at the main intersection in Coffman, Cove, Alaska, population 200.

What began as a logging town on Prince of Wales Island is made up mostly of people who stayed on when the industry declined. Boats and off road vehicles are plentiful although the Inter-Island Ferry suspended service to the community in 2009. The library has Internet access and a web site calls the year 2011 a good one for Coffman Cove as their school got two new teachers.

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