Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Yesterday's News


May 3, 1913 – Sockeye Island Deserted: Some five or six miles from this town, on the North, is what is called Sockeye Island. For several years past this island has been ocupied under lease from the government for fox breeding purposes.

Fox breeding, with the prevailing high price for furs, made the business quite profitable. As a matter of fact, thousands of dollars were made out of the fox ranch the first few years. Three years ago, after the owner had taken what furs he wanted, some fifteen foxes were left to breed. One year ago, or such matter, the owner sub-let the place together wi...

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