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Cape Yakataga is a community in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. Also known as Yakataga, its coordinates are 60°03′59″N 142°25′51″W / 60.06639°N 142.43083°W / 60.06639; -142.43083Coordinates: 60°03′59″N 142°25′51″W / 60.06639°N 142.43083°W / 60.06639; -142.43083 and its elevation is 20 feet (6 m).

Yakataga is a Native American name meaning "canoe road", because of two reefs which form a canoe passage to the village. A post office was established here in 1935.

The community is served by the Yakataga Airport, which until 2012 had scheduled passenger service subsidized by the U.S. Essential Air Service program.


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