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Unimak Island is the largest island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain. It is home to Shishaldin, one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world. State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Official languages English Area 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ... Looking down the Aleutians from an airplane. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Stratovolcanoes | Volcanoes of Alaska | Alaska mountains ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the Earths interior made molten or liquid by high temperature along with a reduction in pressure and/or the introduction of water or other volatiles) erupts through the surface of the planet. ...


An interesting physical feature is Fisher Caldera, a volcanic crater. It is in the west-central part of Unimak. Some characteristics include many colvanic cones and undrained lakes. It is named for Bernard Fisher, a U.S. Geological Survey geologist who was killed in the Umnak Pass. Perhaps the most conspicuous part of a volcano is the crater, a basin of a roughly circular form within which occurs a vent (or vents) from which magma erupts as gases, lava, and ejecta. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology. ...


Unimak is the only of the major islands in the Aleutian chain to have any large animals, such as caribou. West of the island the largest native animal found in the chain is the fox.


Airports

  • Akutan Seaplane Base
  • Cape Sarichef Airport

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Unimak (AVP 31) (660 words)
A bay on the southern side of Unimak Island, Alaska, in the Aleutians.
Unimak (AVP-31) was laid down on 15 February 1942 at Harbor Island, near Seattle, Wash., by the Associated Shipbuilders, Inc., launched on 27 May 1942; sponsored by Mrs.
Unimak remained in the Caribbean through the autumn, tending patrol planes, conducting logistics support missions for advanced seaplane bases, and occasionally towing targets for the patrol planes training in the area.
Unimak Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (132 words)
Unimak Island is the largest island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain.
Unimak is the only of the major islands in the Aleutian chain to have any large animals, such as caribou.
West of the island the largest native animal found in the chain is the fox.
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