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Yesterday's News

April 22, 1921 A chapter of the Mooseheart Legion will be installed in Petersburg within a short time by Mrs. Pritchett of Wrangell. The Petersburg women organized and applied for a charter some time ago and it is expected to arrive on every boat,...

 

Repair in progress

A Public Works crew replaced planks in the Sing Lee Alley Bridge over Hammer Slough on Wednesday....

 

Artifact Archive: Ellis Airlines

Commercial aviation in Alaska dates back to 1927. In 1936, Ellis Airlines was formed in Ketchikan by Bob Ellis. The fleet of 10 Grumman Goose amphibious aircraft were well-suited to travel in...

 

Yesterday's News

April 15, 1921 That the water power development on Cascade Creek, Thomas Bay, fifteen miles from Petersburg is among the largest projects in Southeastern Alaska, is shown by the report on Mining Developments and Water-Power investigations in Southeas...

 

Poetry Out Loud finalists

Two students at Petersburg High School were finalists in this year's Poetry Out Loud competition. Myah Enriquez, left, recited "Enough," by Suzanne Buffam, "Rondeau," by Leigh Hunt and "The Ocean,"...

 

Stellar W252 spotted

A branded Steller sea lion was spotted near Horn Cliffs earlier this month. The female sea lion, or W252, was branded as a pup on White Sisters Island in 2004. Sightings of branded Steller sea lions...

 

A late spring evening

Calm waters were lit up in South Boat Harbor at 11 P.M. on April 3 as low cloud cover moved in over Kupreanof Island....

 

Yesterday's News

April 8, 1921 The biggest social affair ever pulled off in Petersburg was held last Saturday night by the Petersburg Lodge No 702, L.O.O. Moose as a benefit for the Petersburg Hospital. The affair took the form of a masquerade dance, luncheon being s...

 

Cutting the ribbon

Alaska Seaplanes commemorated their inaugural flight into Petersburg on April 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony in their terminal at Petersburg Airport. The airline is now offering two daily roundtrip...

 

National Library week

Colleen Nicholson, left, was honored by the Friends of Petersburg Libraries during National Library Week as she is the last living member of the original 1954 Library Board, according to a statement...

 

Artifact Archive: The Fire Department

Early Petersburg saw a number of large fires which destroyed canneries, docks, homes and businesses. In 1910 G.H. Petersen was appointed as fire chief, but little of him seems to be known. Officially...

 

Yesterday's News

April 1, 1921 Earl N. Ohmer, manager of the Alaskan Glacier Sea Food Company, who has been making a short business trip to the south returned on one of the late boats, and is making preparations to start the shrimp packing plant again within the...

 

The Del Gattos

The Del Gattos perform at Sandy Beach on March 28 during an outdoor concert. From left to right: Tom Walsh and Sarah Fine....

 

High flyin'

Adam Caster catches air during a brief period of sunshine on March 22 off the slopes behind Hungerford Hill....

 

Yesterday's News

March 25, 1921 Under the names of the “Gold Dollar Brand” the first shrimp and crab were packed at the Elson and Malcom cannery this week, marking a distinct step in the utilization of the shrimp of Alaska. The cannery, which is fitted up in the...

 

Museum News

The Arctic Brotherhood was one of the early organizations formed in the northern territory, as a fraternal organization exclusively for white males over 18. It began with a group of gold seekers...

 

Flor's painting accepted in the International Guild of Realism 2021 Spring Salon Online International Exhibit

Beth Flor has been accepted into the International Guild of Realism 2021 Spring Salon Online International Exhibit which is for juried members only. The painting Cabbage Heart was selected for the...

 

Yesterday's News

March 18, 1921 Four fires occurred within the past week all of which were extinguished by the Fire Department in short order. Only one house, that of Pete Skog was damaged to any extent, the others being confined to the roof. The first fire occurred...

 

The snow moon

Feb. 26's Snow Moon shines bright through the trees on Papkes Landing Rd. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the full moon in February is traditionally referred to as a Snow Moon due to the heavy...

 

Yesterday's News

March 8, 1946 Invaded by the horrors of hand-to-hand fighting, establishing beach heads constructing air fields under fire were and one of the major events in the movie shown to the Student Body last Friday. William Bendix, Lloyd Nolan and Preston...

 

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