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St. George

Passenger Service: PenAir offers scheduled passenger service four (4) days per week.
Airport: St. George Airport (State owned)
Distance from Anchorage = 763 miles
Approximate Travel Time = 3 hours
Runway(s): 4,982 ft. X 150 ft.  

St. George Island is one of the Pribilof Islands of the State of Alaska, USA, in the Bering Sea off the Western Coast of the state. The island has a land area of 90 kmĀ² (35 sq mi) and a population of about 100 people all living in its only community, the city of St. George, which encompasses the entire island.

The island was discovered by Gavriil Pribylov on June 25, 1786, during a search for the breeding grounds of northern fur seals. The island is named after Pribylov's ship, the St. George. St. George Island was the first of the Pribilofs to be discovered. 

The Pribilof Islands of Alaska are known throughout the world for their vast fur seal population, numbering well over a million, and the myriads of seabirds that migrate to the islands each summer. Indeed, because of the great abundance of wildlife found on the islands, naturalists and birders often compare the Pribilofs to their counterpart in the southern hemisphere, The Galapagos Islands.

Located in the quiet seclusion of the Bering Sea, St. George remains in a natural, undisturbed state. Due to its past inaccessibility, few people have ever been to St. George Island, however, the island is now surprisingly easy to visit. You can travel by scheduled prop-jet and commuter airline from Anchorage, a trip of some 800 miles over the Aleutian Islands and the Bering Sea.

St. George is a volcanic island bordered by precipitous cliffs, the highest of which rises well over 1,000 feet from the rocky shoreline below. The village of St. George is only lightly touched by the 20th century and inhabited by a native population. It has an Aleut/Russian history. Lush fields of treeless tundra cover the island in summer with a multitude of wildflowers, and an exotic array of wildlife--tens of thousands of northern fur seals--clamor on the beaches.

(excerpt taken from April 2015)