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November 15, 1913 – Agent W.E. Nowell, of the Alaska Steamship company, states that he was successful in his application for a change in the steamer schedule that would afford a better service to Juneau and Ketchikan. He made the trip out for the purpose of consulting the officials of his company on this matter and returned on the last trip of the Jefferson. Under the new plan all of southeastern Alaska will be benefited by a reduced time schedule as far north as Juneau. The Jefferson is to go on a 10-day schedule with Juneau as the northern terminus.

November 10, 1983 – Dr. Robb Stokes, Petersburg's new clinical psychologist, said stress is just beginning to be recognized by the medical community in the last 10 years.

He has been in Petersburg for only a month so far, and could not say how stressful Petersburg is for its residents, but said there is probably more stress in large Alaskan cities than in its rural areas.

There must be enough stress around Petersburg to prompt nine people to show up for a Community Schools sponsored seminar on stress last week.

As the instructor at the seminar, Stokes said there are three ways to alleviate stress. The best way for him is hard physical exercise.

November 11, 1993 – Petersburg Fisheries' new three-story bunkhouse that will sleep 168 should be completed by mid-December, Plant Manager Patrick Wilson said last week.

The new facility, costing more than $1 million, will have a seating capacity for 240 in the dining room, compared with the older facility that seats only 96, he said.

PFI plans to transform the old cookhouse into a recreation room with ping pong table, TV, and a quiet area to read and to write letters, Wilson said.

November 20, 2003 – Governor Frank Murkowski and First Lady Nancy attended the christening of the first “fast ferry,” last weekend. Built by the Derecktor Shipyards on the East Coast, the $38 million, 235-foot aluminum alloy hull ferry will serve the northern southeast Alaska routes between Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway in the summer of 2004.

The main deck will have interior seating for 150 passengers in the observation lounge and 109 in the midship area.

It will carry passengers and 35 vehicles at cruising speeds of 32 knots.


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