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Unalaska overlooks Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain. Dutch Harbor is actually within the boundaries of the City of Unalaska.

The site became a Russian trading port for the fur seal industry in the late 1700s. During WWII, Unalaska was attacked by the Japanese. Almost all of the Aleuts on the island were interned to Southeast Alaska for the duration of the war. A Russian Orthodox church was built in 1825, and still still standing today. It is the oldest Russian Orthodox cruciform-style church in North America, and is listed as one of the most endangered national historic landmarks.

Unalaska's economy is based on commercial fishing, fish processing, and fleet services. The community enjoys a strategic position as the center of a rich fishing area. Dutch Harbor ranks as the number one port in the nation for seafood volume and value.


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