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A steam boat docked at Petersburg along the Narrows, dated 1915.

July 28, 1982 - Max Haube, Rose Haube and John Silva Sr. were given the honorary title of Parade Grand Marshals during the past 4th of July in Petersburg. The honor was fitting, as both men are considered pioneers in the Petersburg fishing industry. Born in 1885, John Silva recently celebrated his 97th birthday, allowing him to lay claim to being the oldest man in Petersburg. John came to Petersburg from Wrangell in 1918, and was employed by Alaska Glacier Seafood and P.F.I. for 38 years. His wife Maria was employed by the same firms for 20 years. The couple has 3 sons and 4 grandchildren....

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