June 20, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 25

Petersburg in top 10 for yachting

Yachting magazine has named Petersburg one of the best yachting towns in the nation.

Each year, Yachting magazine asks its readers to nominate waterfront towns and from that lengthy list the magazine editors select the top 10.

“Petersburg offers the unique Alaskan experience that visitors are looking for,” Petersburg Harbormaster Glorianne Wollen said. “We are very proud of our history of being able to successfully mingle the yachting world with an Alaskan commercial fleet, encouraging a greater respect for both cultures.”

This nomination, and possible win, could mean a lot for this community by way of tourism.

“This recognition is a result of a community-wide effort with our outstanding harbor facility and marine services and new marketing programs from our economic development council and chamber of commerce,” Petersburg Economic Development Council President Casey Flint said. “Hopefully this will translate into increased boat traffic and a boost in the local economy and I hope this designation will attract more visitors to the area.”

According to Marilyn Meucci of the Petersburg Visitor Information Center, Petersburg is a very special destination.

“Not only are we surrounded by spectacular scenery, we have all the amenities visiting yachters need within walking distance to the harbor,” Meucci added.

Yachting magazine encourages readers to vote for their favorite via Facebook by Aug. 30. The winner will be announced in a fall issue of the magazine.

To vote for Petersburg go to http://bit.ly/179KXu5

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