Talk:Saint Paul Island (Alaska)

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There is a major omission from the text regarding St. Paul, Island. Since the late 1960s the United States Coast Guard has maintained a LORAN-A (and after 1978 LORAN-C) radio navigation beacon transmitter on the site. The station, which is a major search and rescue hub during crab season and hosts at least two air crews on standby status to support SAROPS in the Bering sea, also has seventeen regular staff on an annual rotation. The site was bid upon in 2006 for major reconstruction and rebuilding to replace the aging tube-based LORAN-C equipment with more modern solid state systems.

Further information about this LORAN site can be located here:

CoachWade (talk) 19:24, 30 October 2008 (UTC

The USCG LORAN towers were dismantled in 2011 and the entire base is now mothballed.

Unclear nationalty[edit]

Except for the (Alaska) in the title of the article, the "ownership" of the island(s) is unclear. I read the whole article and there is no direct statement that the island is part of the U.S. There are indirect and circumstantial references to U.S. agencies. I'm not really sure where the "ownership" statement would go, but I'd assume that it would be in the opening paragraph. I'd do it myself, but don't really know the format of such ownership/nationalty statements.--TGC55 (talk) 16:59, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Is it not clear that if St. Paul is part of Alaska, it's part of the U.S.?--Bweenie (talk) 02:32, 19 February 2010 (UTC)