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Sand Point is located on Popof Island off the Alaskan peninsula and is part of the Aleutians East Borough. The most common way to visit Sand Point is by commercial airline with daily flights to and from Anchorage and, during the summer months, the ferry M/V Tustumena stops in Sand Point.

Sand Point is home to over 900 full-time residents. Our school offers a full-sized indoor swimming pool, open gym times and a library with a media center that offers free internet access. The citizens of Sand Point are protected by a police force, volunteer fire and emergency medical personnel as well as a full service medical clinic. Sand Point has aSee Puffins grocery store, a toy store, hardware center and several restaurants. The island has a rich tradition of Christian work that is carried on by our local congregations.  

Exciting TrailsSand Point's multi-use trail system allows hikers and bikers excellent opportunities to view wildlife and breathtaking scenery.  The island is home to a herd of buffalo, bald eagles, puffins and numerous other species of bird.  Migrating whales visit in the summer and sea lions, otters and seals are often seen in the harbor or on one of Sand Point's beaches.

Sand Point, also known as Qagun Tayagungin, is a city in AleutiansSeaLion and calf East Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 952. In 2009, the population was 962.[2] It is located on northwestern Popof Island, off the Alaska Peninsula. It is in the Aleutians East Borough of Alaska, and is near the entrance to the Bering Sea.

The Aleutians East Borough School District is located in Southwestern Alaska along the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Chain The District was formed in 1988 from smaller districts who consolidated and formed a 4 Wheeling is great in Sand Point!Borough with taxing authority. The Borough and District boundaries are the same, and stretch over approximately 15,000 square miles (39,000 km2) of road-less, mostly treeless tundra, from the middle of the Alaska Peninsula to the north and east, going southwest out to Akutan just east of Dutch Harbor.

Sand Point was founded by a San Francisco fishing company in 1898 as a cod fishing station and trading post. Aleuts and Scandinavians were among the early residents. Gold mining was briefly a part of the economy during the early 1900s. Fishing remains an important industry, as Sand Point is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the Aleutian Chain.

Almost half the inhabitants are of Aleut descent - mainly from the Qagan Tayagungin tribe, and support themselves by fishing and fish processing. There is a cold storage and fish-processing plant owned and operated by Trident Seafoods and Peter Pan has a support facility. There is an airport with a 4,000 feet (1,200 m) paved runway and daily flights (weather permitting) to Anchorage, 575 nautical miles (1.1 km2) to the northeast.

The town is above the treeline, and there is a small herd of 120 bison (first introduced in the 1930s) which provides some meat for the island's inhabitants. It is notorious for the high winds caused by the meeting of cold air flows from the Bering Sea with the warm air over the Japan Current. It has a maritime climate, with temperature averages ranging from -9 to 76 °F (-23 to 24 °C), an average snowfall of 52 inches (130 cm) and an average rainfall of 33 inches (84 cm).

 

Sand Point is located on Popof Island off the Alaskan peninsula and is part of the Aleutians East Borough. The most common way to visit Sand Point is by commercial airline with daily flights to and from Anchorage and, during the summer months, the ferry M/V Tustumena stops in Sand Point.

Sand Point is home to over 900 full-time residents. Our school offers a full-sized indoor swimming pool, open gym times and a library with a media center that offers free internet access. The citizens of Sand Point are protected by a police force, volunteer fire and emergency medical personnel as well as a full service medical clinic. Sand Point has aSee Puffins grocery store, a toy store, hardware center and several restaurants. The island has a rich tradition of Christian work that is carried on by our local congregations.  

Exciting TrailsSand Point's multi-use trail system allows hikers and bikers excellent opportunities to view wildlife and breathtaking scenery.  The island is home to a herd of buffalo, bald eagles, puffins and numerous other species of bird.  Migrating whales visit in the summer and sea lions, otters and seals are often seen in the harbor or on one of Sand Point's beaches.

Sand Point, also known as Qagun Tayagungin, is a city in AleutiansSeaLion and calf East Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 952. In 2009, the population was 962.[2] It is located on northwestern Popof Island, off the Alaska Peninsula. It is in the Aleutians East Borough of Alaska, and is near the entrance to the Bering Sea.

The Aleutians East Borough School District is located in Southwestern Alaska along the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Chain The District was formed in 1988 from smaller districts who consolidated and formed a 4 Wheeling is great in Sand Point!Borough with taxing authority. The Borough and District boundaries are the same, and stretch over approximately 15,000 square miles (39,000 km2) of road-less, mostly treeless tundra, from the middle of the Alaska Peninsula to the north and east, going southwest out to Akutan just east of Dutch Harbor.

Sand Point was founded by a San Francisco fishing company in 1898 as a cod fishing station and trading post. Aleuts and Scandinavians were among the early residents. Gold mining was briefly a part of the economy during the early 1900s. Fishing remains an important industry, as Sand Point is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the Aleutian Chain.

Almost half the inhabitants are of Aleut descent - mainly from the Qagan Tayagungin tribe, and support themselves by fishing and fish processing. There is a cold storage and fish-processing plant owned and operated by Trident Seafoods and Peter Pan has a support facility. There is an airport with a 4,000 feet (1,200 m) paved runway and daily flights (weather permitting) to Anchorage, 575 nautical miles (1.1 km2) to the northeast.

The town is above the treeline, and there is a small herd of 120 bison (first introduced in the 1930s) which provides some meat for the island's inhabitants. It is notorious for the high winds caused by the meeting of cold air flows from the Bering Sea with the warm air over the Japan Current. It has a maritime climate, with temperature averages ranging from -9 to 76 °F (-23 to 24 °C), an average snowfall of 52 inches (130 cm) and an average rainfall of 33 inches (84 cm).

 

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