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The Forgotten Battle for Alaska: Part 2

...Alaska and Russia.Before the war, Aleut Native villages existed on Akutan, Atka, Attu, Umnak, Unimak, and Unalaska islands. Thus, of the two islands the Japanese invaded, only Attu was inhabited.The Aleuts were discovered by Vitus...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-28/forgotton-battle-alaska-part-2
Neighbors
Coast Guard event looks back at freighter grounding

KODIAK - Just over 10 years ago, a ship carrying soybeans went aground in Makushin Bay on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Chain during a big storm.Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak responded with a Jayhawk helicopter and the cutter Alex...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-29/coast-guard-event-looks-back-freighter-
State
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...Japanese on a portion of the Alaska Territory. The specific places were Attu Island, Kiska Island and Dutch Harbor on Unalaska Island; all part of the Aleutian chain. Most Americans know that World War II began for the United States on Dec. 7...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
State briefs

...possibly sinking with three fishermen aboard near Unalaska Island, the agency said. The Coast Guard received a radio...hitting a rock about eight miles off Spray Cape near Unalaska Island, officials said. The Dark Star's captain said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061302/sta_stbriefs.shtml
News
Report: State, federal governments unprepared for responding to oil spills

...freighter carrying 66,000 tons of soybeans from Washington state to Xiamen, China, ran aground on the west side of Unalaska Island in December 2004. The vessel owned by the Singapore-based IMC Group, broke in half, spilling more than 335...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071405/sta_20050714014.shtml
News
Cruise vessel runs aground; eco-tourists abandon ship

...better than the ship. "She has substantial damage," said Chief Warrant Officer Roddy Corr, with the Coast Guard on Unalaska Island. Corr said the ship's forward fuel tank was punctured on a rock, spilling approximately 5,000 gallons of diesel...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080204/sta_cruise.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...654-foot ship. The Cougar Ace was being towed through Samalga Pass in the Aleutian Island chain to waters north of Unalaska Island and was located about 10 miles northwest of Umnak Island in calm seas Sunday. Authorities determined last week that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080706/sta_20060807005.shtml
News
Hundreds of dead birds wash up on Unalaska Island

ANCHORAGE - Hundreds of dead sea birds washed ashore on Unalaska Island over a two-day span and scientists are trying to figure out why. Sound off on the important issues at Several hundred shearwaters...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090306/out_20060903006.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing vessel goes aground on Unalaska Island

...involving the 58-foot TerriGail. The vessel was unoccupied when it later ran aground on the northwest coast of Unalaska Island. Mosley says there are no immediate reports of a fuel spill from the vessel, which is carrying 800 gallons of diesel...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020911/reg_782736957.shtml
Regional News
Tow vessel reaches struggling ship in Bering Sea

...The ship, the same size of the Golden Seas, ran aground Dec. 8, 2004, and broke apart on the north side of Unalaska Island, also in the Aleutians. About 66,000 tons of soybeans were lost.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120510/sta_746080184.shtml
News

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