Unalaska / Dutch Harbor is known as one of the biggest fishing ports in the world. Only 3,500 people live there, but it's regularly the largest fish exporting port in North America by volume, and often by value. If you've ever eaten a fish stick, it probably came from Dutch Harbor. And of course the port is known for its king crab fishery. But I guess the wave of marijuana legalization laws in states across this country must have spurred a new industry in this remote community in the Aleutian Islands. With regular 100+ mph winds, this is a place that's too stormy even to grow trees; I can't believe they're growing tropical plants. So if they're not exporting... they must be importing? I don't know, that's an awful big boat!
|This is usually the part where the flight to Unalaska starts getting REALLY bumpy.|
|Here's the ship I saw anchored in Broad Bay yesterday, with one of Makushin Volcano's cinder cones in the background.|
|In case you didn't catch it, here's a clearer view of the ship.|