The City of Akutan, Alaska is seeing its first boat harbor being built on Akutan Island, located in the eastern part of the Aleutian Chain, about 790 miles southwest of Anchorage. Rugged Akutan Island is found in the midst of the rich Bering Sea fishing grounds and is home to Trident Seafoods, the largest frozen seafood processor in North America. This $31 million project is being funded with the help of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Aleutians East Borough.
Working to insure protection of the local environment, the harbor construction project at the head of Akutan Bay has produced a 12-acre of mooring basin and associated uplands that will serve local commercial fishermen and other marine related industries. This harbor development will provide mooring for up to 57 large fishing vessels, serve as a place of refuge for disabled craft, and add an important link in the community’s transportation network.
Akutan Harbor is posed to become an economic engine in the community. The City of Akutan welcomes creation of new businesses and industries that can take advantage of the facilities and uplands being created by construction of the harbor.
This website is meant to be a resource for those interested in the growth of this important project. News and documents related to the harbor will be posted here. Contact Akutan’s virtual harbormaster for more information on this effort.