To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

4,5
Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.
.
Leo
Newton
Brights
Milds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Location in Alaska
Akun Island basalt sea cave
Akun Island basalt sea cave

Akun Island (Aleut: Akungan;[1] Russian: Акун) is one of the Fox Islands subgroup of the Aleutian Islands in the Aleutians East Borough of southwestern Alaska.

Geography

The island lies east of Akutan Island and southwest of Unimak Island, across the Unimak Pass strait. The Krenitzin Islands lie to the south and southeast, across the Avatanak Strait.

Akun Island has a land area of 64.39 sq mi (166.77 km²). It is 22.57 kilometres (14.02 mi) long, 18.2 kilometres (11.3 mi) wide.

Population

It is unpopulated, except for airport workers and a few people controlling the cattle.[2]

Akun Island is home to a small but significant population of cows. They are no longer domesticated but the population is controlled. Three domesticated horses also inhabit the island.

Airport

With the cessation of amphibious airplane service to Akutan on Akutan Island, the Akutan Seaplane Base closed in 2012. It was replaced by a new $75.5m land-based airstrip 6 miles across the water on Akun Island, named Akutan Airport.[3] It was built by Kiewit, R&M Consultants, and DOT.

The airport was connected to Akutan by an expensive hovercraft shuttle, which couldn't operate safely when winds were too strong or waves too high. Operating costs were very high. Currently, a helicopter provides the link between Akun and Akutan.[4] The airport has a small hotel, which is used when a flight arrives but the hovercraft is unable to run.[5]

References

  1. ^ Bergsland, K. (1994). Aleut Dictionary. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center.
  2. ^ "United States Census Bureau — Akun Island: Block 1051, Census Tract 1, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska". Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  3. ^ Alaska Dispatch News: "Air service to Akutan ends despite new $75.5m million airport", by Mike Dunham, 4 November 2012.
  4. ^ [1] by Alex DeMarban, 28 March 2014, Retrieved on December 8, 2015
  5. ^ New airport, and now a new hotel, for tiny Akutan Archived 2013-05-30 at the Wayback Machine, Alaska Dispatch News, December 24, 2012, Retrieved 2013-07-10

This page was last edited on 10 September 2020, at 07:56
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.