The Katalla and Controller Bay Alaska Project

Native Inhabitants
Europeans Arrive
Katalla Oilfield
Coal Mines
The Life of a Boom Town
Other Controller Bay Settlements
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Early Industrial Center in Alaska


The purpose of this site is to educate students of Alaska History on the natives of Controller Bay, the boom town of Katalla (Catalla), the Katalla oilfield,the Bering River coalfields and the railroads built around Controller Bay and Katalla Bay. Also included in this list are the towns of Goose City, Redwood, Kayak, Stillwater, and Chilkat.

A second reason is to gather new information and documentation for possible publication.

Please enjoy the site and if you have comments or would like to share information or documents on the Katalla area with me please use box below to e-mail me. Please cite sources if possible!!! No Copyright infringments please!


Alaska Steamship Company's SS Yucatan
Typical Steamship that would land at Katalla

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