April 11, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 15

Yesterday's News

April 12, 1913 – Are Bound For Siberia: Will E. Hudson, one of the Post Intelligencer's staff photographer, travelling on the boat Polar Bear, Captain Lane, master, together with a Zoological party representing the Smithsonian Institute and Harvard Museum, visited in town several hours Wednesday.

Mr. Hudson said that they were on their way North intending to visit the Aleutian Islands, from there will travel by way of Bering sea to Siberia and the Arctic. The Zoological party will be busy gathering up datas for their respective institution while Mr. Hudson will take views for moving pictures. The party will be gone at least six months.

Captain Lane is quite familiar with that part of the North, having been in and out several times buying and otherwise trading with the natives all along the Arctic Coast.

April 13, 1983 – Two years of hard work finally paid off for the students in the aquaculture class at the Petersburg High School. March 28 was the day they released 20,000 pink salmon at Sandy Beach.

The fish will return in two years to City Creek with a probable 2 percent return, teacher Don Holmes said.

The class released the fry at Sandy Beach to give them an advantage they would not have if released in the stream. Holmes said there are more predators in the stream than at the beach. Pink salmon can also be released directly into salt water, unlike most other salmon.

April 8, 1993 – Shop students at Petersburg High School donated labor to make two new crane “totes” donated to the city last week.

The two aluminum box-like containers were assembled and welded by six students in the metals class, said Bob Schrey, vocational instructor.

Jim Stromdahl, harbor master, said it is the first time the city has had such containers to load and unload boats off the dock of the Middle Harbor, using a crane.

The containers replace two smaller open L-shaped steel platforms that have been used until now, he said.

April 10, 2003 – Tent City, the City-owned campground used by summer processing employees and tourists, will not reopen this season due to city budget constraints and declining revenue, said City Manager Bruce Jones this week.

“With all the cannery operators providing bunkhouses and meals and that kind of stuff, it's just not worth keeping on an employee to work during the summer. We need to cut some costs somewhere,” he explained.

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