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A large iceberg docked at Petersburg’s harbor in the 1930s.

January 27, 1982 - Petersburg Processor’s owner, Ray Wood announced the pending sale of Petersburg Processors to Nelbro Packing Co., an American Company headquartered in Seattle. Wood made the announcement at the Monday night meeting of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Wood explained that due to the expected record 1982 salmon pack this year, he and Bob Resoff decided to sell the company which has operated with Wood at the helm for the past 25 years. Wood said, “In the long run, we decided this was the best way to go. We will need extra canning capacity this year and we also need bet...

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