Address: St. Paul and St. George Islands, Pribilof Islands, Alaska. County/parish: Aleutian Islands.
106 contributing buildings. 21 contributing sites.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
The Seal Island Historic District is a National Historic Landmark District located on the islands of St. George and St. Paul in the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea of Alaska. These islands are home to northern fur seal herds which were actively hunted by indigenous populations and later by many nationalities. These islands of the Pribilofs are also the southern end of the range of the polar bear, (Ursus maritimus) The North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 signed by the United Kingdom, Japan, Russia and the United States limited hunting of the seals on these islands; this international treaty was one of the first conservation treaties, and set the stage for subsequent treaties.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000156