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Alaskan Fishing Boat. ALASKA PHOTO CREDIT: RON ANTAYA
Alaskan Fishing Boat
The town of Unalaska, Alaska.  ALASKAN PICTURE COURTESY OF ALASKA DEPT. OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The town of Unalaska

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FACTS ABOUT ALASKA AND ITS HISTORY

• Alaska is huge! If you cut it in half and turned it into two different states, Texas would be the third largest state. (Source: World Almanac of the U.S.A.)

• Alaska equals in size the 21 smallest states of the continental U.S.A. (Source: National Geographic Society)

• Alaskan joke: never shoot a grizzley bear - that'll just piss him off.

• The distance from eastern Alaska to the westernmost island of Alaska is roughly equal to the distance between the West Coast and the East Coast of the continental U.S.A. (Source: Rand McNally U.S.A. map)

• On the island of Unalaska, Alaska they say that "there's a woman behind every tree." On the island of Unalaska there are less than a dozen trees.

• The Aleutian island of Unalaska, Alaska is "one of the most remote corners of the North American continent" and is only accessible by boat or plane. (Source: Let's Go Alaska!)

• In Alaska, they say "you don't lose your wife - you lose your place in line." (popular Alaska saying)

• The population of Unalaska, Alaska is officially 4,200 people. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

• The port of Dutch Harbor on the island of Unalaska is the biggest fishing port (in volume) in the U.S.A. (Source: Let's go Alaska!)

• Unalaska and the Bering Sea that surrounds it has some of the worst weather in the world. (Source: The Discovery Channel)

• Commercial fishing on the Bering Sea is one of the world's most dangerous professions. (Source: Alaska Dept. of Labor)

• The Alaska pipeline had a tremendous impact on Alaska's history and is considered one of the greates feats of modern engineering. It crosses three mountain ranges, and is eight hundred miles/1300 kilometers long. (The distance between Chicago and New York City is 821 miles). (Sources: Amazing Pipeline Stories by Dermont Cole and Rand McNally.)

The Alaskan pipeline had a peak workforce of nearly thirty-thousand people. (Source: Amazing Pipeline Stories by Dermont Cole)

 

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Alaskan map size comparison. Alaska is huge!

The port of Dutch Harbor on the island of Unalaska, Alaska. ALASKAN PHOTO  CREDIT: SCOTT DARSNEY

Another view of Unalaska, Alaska.  PICTURE COURTESY OF ALASKA DEPT. OF COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The island of Unalaska, Alaska - PHOTO CREDIT:JIM DICKSON

The island of Unalaska - PICTURE COURTESY OF NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE

Steaming Makushin - an active volcano on the island of Unalaska  - PHOTO COURTESY OF ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY

The Shishalden Volcano on the nearby island of Unimak. ALASKA PHOTO COURTESY OF ISANOTSKI CORPORATION

Crab fishing in the Bering Sea. UNALASKA PICTURE COURTESY OF THE ALASKA DEPT. OF LABOR

Factory trawler on the Bering Sea.  Wolf worked as a crewman on factory trawlers and in later years offloaded them as a longshoreman.  PHOTO COURTESY OF UNALASKA PORT OF DUTCH HARBOR CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.  CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE EXCITING BOOK UNALASKA , ALASKA!

 

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