Saint Paul Travel Guide

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Saint Paul Overview

St. Paul is a city in the Pribilof Islands north of the Aleutian island chain. It is the main settlement of St. Paul Island. The Pribilofs, named for Russian navigator Gavriel Pribylov, is a small island group in the Bering Sea north of the Aleutian island chain. St. Paul is located at 57°7′30″N 170°17′3″W.

St Paul has a diverse wildlife population of reindeer, artic foxes, fur seals, harbor seals, sea lions, and a huge bird population. St Paul Island is well known as a birdwatching haven.

The Pribilofs were discovered by non-natives in 1786. The island group inhabited islands consist of St George and St Paul island. The population of St Paul was 532 at the 2000 census. The island's history is checkered by the enslavement of Aleuts from Siberia, Atka, and Unalaska and relocated to the Pribilofs by the Russians to hunt fur seals. After the purchase of Alaska from the Russians, the US continued to force the Aleuts to remain on the islands by refusing to allow them to leave. This practice continued untii 1983.

Two large seafood processing plants are the primary souce of employment today where cod, crab, halibut, and other seafoods are processed. St Paul is also a destination of the crab fishing boats seen on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" program.