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Old 09-28-2017, 01:04 PM
Status: "Living the good retired life." (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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It would be kind of cool to establish a port city on Attu. With the population of the USA, we need to consider more places to live.
Just exactly who would dock at a port, if one was ever built? And who would live in a city, if one was ever built?
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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It would be kind of cool to establish a port city on Attu. With the population of the USA, we need to consider more places to live.
There's a grossly under utilized port at Adak. There's still plenty of room for people to live there and you can even buy a house. You should take a trip out there some time - you'll love it. It's one of those hidden gems.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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It would be kind of cool to establish a port city on Attu. With the population of the USA, we need to consider more places to live.
Cool is a good descriptive word for the Aleutians, as you will see in the weather stats below. So is windy, as it's the windiest place in US. Not to mention the cloudiest.

Wouldn't need a car though I guess you're a mariner, hence the attraction to the maritime environment. Well, there are many other sparsely populated coastal locales in Alaska that would be much more habitable.

Attu: https://wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ak0452
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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Cool is a good descriptive word for the Aleutians, as you will see in the weather stats below. So is windy, as it's the windiest place in US. Not to mention the cloudiest.

Wouldn't need a car though I guess you're a mariner, hence the attraction to the maritime environment. Well, there are many other sparsely populated coastal locales in Alaska that would be much more habitable.

Attu: https://wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ak0452
Mt. Washington in New Hampshire in the windiest place in North America. And there are inhabited places in the USA that are quite windy. The Great Plains are quite windy too, and many places in that region colder than the Aleutian Islands during the winter.
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Old 09-28-2017, 06:06 PM
 
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There's a grossly under utilized port at Adak. There's still plenty of room for people to live there and you can even buy a house. You should take a trip out there some time - you'll love it. It's one of those hidden gems.
Other than the weather, why is there no one living there?
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Other than the weather, why is there no one living there?
Because it's all push factors and no pull factors.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:58 PM
 
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Because it's all push factors and no pull factors.
I know about pull and push factors. But places with worse climates than Attu have some population. My first thought is maybe it had to do with people being forbidden from living there. I'm speaking more about the abandoned military installation there. Other than public lands, I've heard of some places being off limits to people outside of research purposes.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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What pull factor does Attu have at present that outweighs the sheer inconvenience of living there? As others have said, if a person or organization were attracted to a place like Attu, they could more easily operate on one of the other Aleutians with all the same benefits and fewer drawbacks.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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Other than the weather, why is there no one living there?
There are people living in the Aleutians, which makes this region the windiest inhabited place in N. America.

Other than the constantly wet, chilly and foggy conditions, the islands' extreme remoteness inhibits habitation. It's a long way out there, by boat or plane only, which makes it very expensive to access.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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You could theoretically "resettle" anywhere land is available for sale if you have enough funds.
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