False Pass, Alaska

Aleutians East Borough


False Pass is a place with a population of 64 in the Aleutians East Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands is located on the east coast of the island of Unimak. According to the United States Census 2000, 62.5 % of residents of Indian descent. An uninhabited part of False Pass is just across the Strait Isanotski from the Aleutian Islands, on the Alaska Peninsula.

The name of the village is has its origin in the small depth of the Bering Sea on the northern end of the Strait Isanotski that makes it impossible for larger ships to drive there and for this the passage from the Gulf of Alaska thus "wrong" ( engl. false).

False Pass was settled in the early 20th century for the first time. 1917 took a fish processing factory on the production, when it was destroyed by a fire to 1981, was in operation.

The place is connected to the ferry system of the Alaska Marine Highway.