Thorne Bay, Alaska

Thorne Bay is a city in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, United States. It is located 38 miles by air northwest of Ketchikan on the easern side of Prince of Wales Island. known for its natural beauty and unique wildlife.

In the1970's-80's Thorne Bay was the World's largest logging camp and it still holds the record. Thorne Bay also has the worlds largest tree grapple, which local teenagers call "the claw." The grapple is placed in front of the small town, with a sign that says Thorne Bay.

Things to See & Do

* Nature walks
* Tongass National Forest
* Unique wildlife

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 66.1 km²
Population – 471 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Travel Links – Thorne Bay is accessible by ferry from Ketchikan.

Daily floatplane flights are available to Thorne Bay from Ketchikan.

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