Cold Bay

Cold Bay is located on the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, 634 miles from Anchorage. It is important as the hub for surrounding villages and as the home of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Abundant shorebirds and waterfowl, as well as caribou, fox, and brown bear, make it a popular spot for sportsmen and naturalists. The Japanese invasion of the Aleutians Islands during World War II stimulated the rapid construction of a series of American strategic bases. One of them was Fort Randall, a large air base built on the shores of Cold Bay in 1942. At the height of the Aleutian campaign, thousands of troops were stationed at Fort Randall. The base was abandoned after the end of the war, but the landscape still bears witness to its military history in the form of a myriad of roads, historical sites and, most importantly, its airport runways.

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