Craig, Prince of Wales Island
Craig is located on the western shore of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, 3 miles from Klawock and 31 miles from Clark Bay ferry terminal via the Craig-Klawock-Hollis Highway. Prince of Wales Island is reached via the Inter-Island Ferry Authority's MV Prince of Wales or MV Stikine ferry between Ketchikan and Hollis/Clark Bay.
Visitor Information: Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 490, Klawock, AK 99925; phone 907-755-2626. The U.S. Forest Service has offices in Craig, phone 907-826-3271, and in Thorne Bay, phone 907-828-3304.
Named for founder Craig Millar, who established a saltery and cold storage facility here in the early 1900s, Craig was incorporated in 1922. Today, it is the largest city on the island and offers most services. Accommodations are available at Fireweed Lodge and Log Cabin RV Park & Resort in nearby Klawock, McFarland's Floatel near Thorne Bay. There are about a half-dozen dining places, from pizzerias to restaurants; 2 banks; supermarket and liquor stores; car rentals; gas stations; and other services. Craig has 2 modern boat harbors.
Craig is the homeport of many commercial fishing and charter sportfishing boats.
- Sportfishing for halibut, silver and king salmon, lingcod and red snapper.
- Bird watching at Crab Bay, a major stop for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.