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To: Baynative

“Harbor of Refuge” If that harbor saves one crabber or fishing boat from going down then it’s worth every Dollar spent on it.


8 posted on 11/22/2012 10:29:25 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: WellyP

I found this on wiki.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akutan,_Alaska

Boats and amphibious aircraft, or helicopter are the only means of transportation into and out of Akutan. A 200-foot (61 m) dock and a small boat mooring basin are available. Plans are underway to develop a large boat harbor; construction will begin in 2004. The State Ferry operates from Kodiak bi-monthly between May and October. Cargo is delivered weekly by freighter from Seattle; the City owns and operates a landing craft, the M/V Akutan. Akutan has no airstrip due to the steep terrain, however, a seaplane base is available and open to the public. Daily air service is provided from nearby Unalaska. High waves may limit accessibility during winter months.

An airport for Trident is currently under construction on Akun Island, about 6 miles away, and is scheduled to be completed late 2012. This work is being promoted by the local residents, who think it will benefit the community and business. The airport is expected to cost $77 million of which nearly $60 million comes from the U.S. federal government. Trident is paying $1 million towards the cost of the airport.[5]


12 posted on 11/22/2012 12:20:36 PM PST by fudimo
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