2021 Auction: Meyers Chuck

Location


The natural, well-protected harbor has long been a shelter for fishing boats caught in the stormy waters of Clarence Strait. White settlers began living year-round at Meyers Chuck by the late 1800s. "Chuck" is a Chinook jargon word applied to a saltwater body that fills at high tide.

Meyers Chuck is a fishing community and home to many of retirement age who are seeking the tranquility that this remote location affords. Many residents live in the community only seasonally. The community is now part of the City and Borough of Wrangell.

Meyers Chuck is located along Clarence Strait on the northwest tip of Cleveland Peninsula. It lies 40 miles northwest of Ketchikan, and  falls within the southeast maritime climate zone, characterized by cool summers, mild winters and heavy rain year-round.

MHT 9101035 is a non-waterfront lot between the front chuck and back chuck. Parcels MHT 9100535, 9100536, 9101038, and 9101039 are waterfront lots with frontage on the back chuck.

MHT 9101040 and 9101041 are waterfront lots located on the east side of  Meyers Island.


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Parcel: MHT 9100535


  • 1.170 Acres
  • Legal: C071S086E05
  • Survey: ASLS 85-93
  • Lot 41D
  • MHPAR: CRM-2543
  • Minimum Bid: $49,000.00
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Parcel: MHT 9100536


  • 0.938 Acres
  • Legal: C071S086E05
  • Survey: ASLS 85-93
  • Lot 41E
  • MHPAR: CRM-2544
  • Minimum Bid: $41,000.00
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Parcel: MHT 9101035


  • 0.847 Acres
  • Legal: C071S086E05
  • Survey: ASLS 85-93
  • Lot 40C
  • CRM-2533
  • Minimum Bid: $16,000.00
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Parcel: MHT 9101038


  • 0.972 Acres
  • Legal: C071S086E05
  • Survey: ASLS 85-93
  • Lot 40H
  • MHPAR: CRM-2538
  • Minimum Bid: $25,000.00
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Parcel: MHT 9101039


  • 1.029 Acres
  • Legal: C071S086E05
  • Survey: ASLS 85-93
  • Lot 40I
  • MHPAR: CRM-2539
  • Minimum Bid: $25,000.00
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Parcel: MHT 9101040


  • 0.696 Acres
  • Legal: C071S086E05
  • Survey: ASLS 85-93
  • Lot 43A
  • MHPAR: CRM-2545
  • Minimum Bid: $41,000.00
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Parcel: MHT 9101041


  • 0.689 Acres
  • Legal: C071S086E05
  • Survey: ASLS 85-93
  • Lot 43J
  • MHPAR: CRM-2554
  • Minimum Bid: $43,000.00
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Access


The parcels can be accessed by the existing trail from the main Meyers Chuck dock, at higher tides from the back chuck water. The parcels located on Meyers Islands can be accessed from the Meyers Chuck dock or boat.

Municipal Authority


The subject property is not assessed as there is no property tax in Meyers Chuck.

Utilities


There is no central electric system and individual generators supply power with a few residents supplementing with solar or wind power.  There is no public sewer  or water to the parcels. Septic systems have to be developed on-site and meet the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Water in the area is typically collected on-site via private wells of water catchment systems.

Notes


The parcels are mostly wooded with a combination of spruce, hemlock and bushes. Undergrowth includes berry bushes, devils club, and the typical flora found throughout Southeast Alaska including mosses, ferns, etc.  Soils appear to be overburden on developable soils.

Maps & Survey


Note: Maps included are for graphic representation only and are intended to be used as a guide. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to review recorded subdivision plats/maps, surveys, and plat notes for specific information on easements, building setbacks, or other restrictions that will affect any individual parcel. Information is made available at the Department of Natural Resources Public Information Centers or on the web at: http://dnr.alaska.gov/landrecords/