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The tiny deserted King Island is 40 miles from the Alaska mainlandFor thousands of years, a small community lived on its rocky banksBut last century, men were shipped to World War II, others lost their lives to TB and fears spread about rock slides - so the inhabitants moved away

Alaska's ghost town: How years of tragedies reduced thriving island community to crumbling homes where no one has lived for more than 50 years

The tiny deserted King Island is 40 miles from the Alaska mainlandFor thousands of years, a small community lived on its rocky banksBut last century, men were shipped to World War II, others lost their lives to TB and fears spread about rock slides - so the inhabitants moved away

bassman5911:  King Island goes to war King Island takes up about two to four square miles of the Bering Sea, just south of the Bering Strait. It’s about 30-40 miles from the U.S. coast. In the winter it’s surrounded by the Bering Sea ice pack. Until the late 1950s - 1960s it was home to about 150-200 Inupiat Eskimos in the village of Ugiuvak (or Ukivok, also the Inupiat name for the island). Ugiuvak clung to the side of a cliff, on the south side of the island.

bassman5911: King Island goes to war King Island takes up about two to four square miles of the Bering Sea, just south of the Bering Strait. It’s about 30-40 miles from the U.S. coast. In the winter it’s surrounded by the Bering Sea ice pack. Until the late 1950s - 1960s it was home to about 150-200 Inupiat Eskimos in the village of Ugiuvak (or Ukivok, also the Inupiat name for the island). Ugiuvak clung to the side of a cliff, on the south side of the island.

Ukivok on King Island, Alaska in the Bering Sea. Abandoned since settlers moved to the mainland.

Alaska's Amazing Abandoned Stilt Village of Ukivok

Ukivok on King Island, Alaska in the Bering Sea. Abandoned since settlers moved to the mainland.

The ghost village in Alaska. King Island is located about 40 miles off of the coast of Alaska and has been abandoned for 50 years.

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The ghost village in Alaska. King Island is located about 40 miles off of the coast of Alaska and has been abandoned for 50 years.

Kennicott Mill Buildings, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska

Kennicott Mill Buildings, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska

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Abandoned structures in Spinalonga in Crete, Greece. The island was a Venetian fortress and leper colony. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Deror_avi

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