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The natural landscape in the False Pass area is dominated by high glaciated mountains and is bounded all around by the sea. We live in an island and mountain environment.

In the above photo taken from the air on the south side of Unimak Island we see Shishaldin Volcano (elevation 9387 ft.) on the left, Isanotski Peak (8088 ft) in the center and Round Top (6155 ft) on the right; all located on Unimak Island.

This view looking northeast over Unimak Island shows smoking Shishaldin Volcano, the twin peaks of Isanotski and then Round Top just beyond. The Alaska Peninsula lies behind Shishaldin.  

This view shows the large lake in Fisher Caldera. This caldera was formed about 10,000 years ago when a large volcano erupted explosively sending ash hundreds of miles away and then collapsing upon itself. The snow-capped mountains in the background make up the Westdahl group ( Westdahl, Pogromni (6568 ft) and Farris).

This photo was taken from the Ikatan side of Unimak Island and shows Isanotski Peak on the left and Round Top on the right.


This photo was taken from near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula looking west towards Unimak Island in the background.The rounded mountain on the horizon is Round Top with Isanotski Peak just showing beyond its southern flank on the left.

The original salmon cannery in False Pass owned by P.E. Harris is shown here in about 1963. The village of False Pass during this period was confined to the area that lies just northwest of the cannery and along the beach. The airport can also be seen. All the land area shown here in on Unimak Island. Isanotski Strait, or "The Pass", as it is locally known, is on the right. On the horizon is the entrance to the Bering Sea.

P.E. Harris established this cannery in False Pass in 1920, transporting some of the buildings from the Sockeye Salmon Company location in Morzhovoi Bay. The name was later changed to Peter Pan Seafoods and it operated until it burned to the ground in 1981.

This is a recent photo of boats at anchor in the bight in front of the village of False Pass. During the June fishery over 125 boats use the port of False Pass for refueling, repairs and supplies. The background mountains are on the very end of the Alaska Peninsula.


This view from the air above False Pass looks out over Isanotski Strait into Bechevin Bay and on the horizon one can see the North Entrance to the Bering Sea. On the right is Trader's Head. On the left is the point called Unga Man's. Two boats leave their v-shaped wakes as they head out, probably to Port Moller.

During the summer and especially during the June fishery, over 125 boats frequent the port of False Pass. This recent photo shows some of the Purse Seiners and Gillnetters tied up to the Peter Pan Seafoods Oil Dock.


This 1967 photo shows some of the cannery camp buildings and several local salmon boats tied up to the Coal Slip. In the background, dominating the large glacial valley, is Round Top volcano. Even though this photo is about 33 years old, little has changed in how the scene appears today.

The State of Alaska has an extensive passenger and vehicle ferry system and one route passes through False Pass. Here we see the M/V Tustamena that stops at False Pass on its way to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. The usual ferry schedule calls for monthly stops in False Pass from April through October. Please see the Links Page for information on the ferry system.


The great majority of salmon fishing boats in our area are gillnetters of the size shown in this photo. At one time virtually all the salmon boats were owned by the salmon canneries but now they are they are owned and operated by independent fishermen. Salmon produces the most income of any fish species but halibut and cod are also fished by local boats

The weather conditions in the False Pass area are very dynamic, often producing spectacular cloud formations. Here at sunset over Round Top Valley we see some very unusual lenticular clouds formed by winds over the mountains.