Perryville, Alaska Peninsula

Perryville is an Alutiiq native village on the Alaska Peninsula with a population of about 120. The catastrophic eruption of Mount Katmai on June 6, 1912, permanently displacing communities in Katmai Bay and Kukak Bay near the volcano. One month after the eruption, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Manning returned to the Alaska Peninsula with 78 of the Katmai refugees to establish a new village. They found a place 200 miles south of Mt. Katmai and the new settlement was named Perry, and later became known as Perryville - named for K.W. Perry, the captain of the Manning. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Perryville and the Alaska Peninsula.