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Introducing Aleutian Islands

Remote, rarely visited and extremely expensive to do so, the Aleutian Islands is a jagged arc where the Pacific plate of the earth's crust is violently forcing its way under the North American plate.

For most visitors the Aleutians is limit- ed to two stops aboard the Alaska Marine Highway's MV Tustumena; your first stop in the Aleutians is FalsePass (548-2319; cityoffalsepass@ak.net), a small fishing village with a population of 62 on the tip of Unimak Island, looking across a narrow passage at the Alaska Peninsula.