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Yesterday's News

September 24, 1920 The work of installing the new engine in the light plant is going ahead rapidly under the direction of Robert Allen, the local machinist. The engine arrived on the Admiral Rodman on Monday and was loaded onto a scow and floated to...

 

Kinder Skog ♥ PVFD

On Monday, the kids at Kinder Skog showed their love for the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department and EMS by decorating the sidewalk in front of the fire station with chalk drawings and words of...

 

Artifact Archive: Local Artist

Local artist Born in Seattle in 1917, Josephine Crumrine was raised by her artist mother in various Alaskan locales including Southeast Alaska. After studying art down south, she returned to Alaska....

 

Smoke and ice

Smoke from the recent fires could be seen over Thomas Bay from flight 65 on September 17....

 

Meet Flora

The first stop along the Ephemeral Art Show route during the Rainforest Festival was Heidi Lee's "Flora." She got the inspiration for the piece from her grandmother who would wait at that spot for...

 

Yesterday's News

September 17, 1920 Last Friday evening about 6 o’clock was a red letter day for many Petersburg residents both young and old. At that time they caught their first glimpse of an airplane flying when Plane No. 4 of the New York Nome air squadron...

 

Up on top

Pictured is a popular ridge on Petersburg Mountain where hikers like to take a break. In the background across Frederick Sound is the Alaska Coastal Range, known for fjords, ice fields and tidewater...

 

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins public office hours Friday and Saturday

State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will hold public office hours Fri., Sept. 18 from 1-2 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 19 from 9-10 a.m. at Salty Pantry. Both times will be outside and socially distanced. Masks are encouraged. No appointment is...

 

Paintin'

Alan Mooney paints the side of Hammer & Wikan Hardware on Friday, Sept. 11....

 

The little truck that could

Matt Garretts tested the limits of his truck on Sept. 1 when he packed the bed full of debris to take to the dump....

 

Tides: before and after

Low tide at Castle Flats Cabin on Labor Day left nearby boats aground until the tide rose again later in the day....

 

Relocating

Robyn and Daniel Cardenas's float house enroute to Petersburg from Wrangell on Sept. 3....

 

Artifact Archive

In 1962, a Petersburg sewing club learned that the people of Noatak, population 270, were in need of clothing and fabric for household goods. The group's secretary, Mrs. Leon Hasbrouck, wrote the...

 

Labor Day sunrise

The calm waters at Sandy Beach reflected the morning sunrise....

 

Yesterday's News

September 3, 1920 W. A. Altman, locating engineer for the Butler Paper Co. of Chicago, was in Petersburg for several days this week investigating water power sites and paper mill locations. Mr. Altman made several side trips from Petersburg and...

 

Bustling Auke Bay terminal

Three Alaska Marine Highway ferries are pictured at the Auke Bay terminal on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as the M/V Matanuska departed for Petersburg and other southbound ports. The M/V Kennicott and M/V...

 

Yesterday's News

August 27, 1920 The River and Harbor Act passed by the last session of Congress provides for a survey of Wrangell Narrows for the purpose of obtaining data as to the feasibility of dredging the Narrows and probable cost. One of the chief advantages...

 

Correction:

In the Aug. 20 issue of the Petersburg Pilot, a photo of a hummingbird on page 16 was incorrectly credited to Brian Varela. It was Brian Lynch who submitted the photo to the Pilot....

 

Artifact Archive

Salmon Leather In the 1940s Pacific American Fisheries (PAF) was the world's largest Pacific salmon processor and sought to use fish by-product. Galen Biery--a photographer and mechanic--became...

 

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