Shaktoolik is located on the east shore of Norton Sound. It lies 125 miles east of Nome and 33 miles north of Unalakleet. Shaktoolik was the first and southernmost Malemiut settlement onNorton Sound, occupied as early as 1839. Twelve miles northeast, on Cape Denbigh, is “Iyatayet,” a site that is 6,000 to 8,000 years old. Reindeer herds were managed in the Shaktoolik area around 1905. The village was originally located six miles up the ShaktoolikRiver, and moved to the mouth of the River in 1933. This site was prone to severe storms and winds, however, and the village relocated to its present, more sheltered location in 1967. The City was incorporated in 1969. AVEC board member Fred Sagoonick lives here. Two Northwind 100 wind turbines were installed in 2011. Integration of the wind generation technology with the diesel generation technology should be complete in 2012. Board member Fred Sagoonick lives in Shaktoolik.
Current power plant (above)
Old tank farm (below)