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Yesterday's News

August 26, 1921 Having completed the laying of 45 miles of cable from Cape Fanshaw to Petersburg and cutting out the Cape Fanshaw Y the cable ship Burnsides cut in the new cable early Wednesday morning and Petersburg is now connected directly with...

 

USCGC Elm

This Juniper class seagoing buoy tender passed by Petersburg heading north Saturday afternoon....

 

Beach walk

A deer trots along the beach....

 

Artifact Archive

Yngvar Sonnichsen studied civil engineering and art in Norway and Paris, emigrating to North America in 1902. By 1908, he was picking apples in Eastern Washington and fishing in Alaska during...

 

Yesterday's News

August 19, 1921 That the salmon pack of Alaska is almost a failure is indicated by reports being received from all sections. The Petersburg cannery and one cannery in the Ketchikan section are about the only ones reporting any prospect of securing...

 

Feeding time

Frederick Sound humpback whales were in spectacular form last Saturday. More than 40 humpbacks surrounded the Five Finger Lighthouse waters and provided repeated breeches, pec slapping, lunge feeding...

 

Peek-a-boo

A squirrel hides out in a tree....

 

A historical walking tour

William Moulton gives his second historical walking tour for Viking Travel. "We start at the Sons of Norway. I introduce myself and explain why I am wearing Xtratufs; cause it rains all the time!"...

 

Yesterday's News

August 12, 1921 The Petersburg ball team was defeated by the Ketchikan team on the Ketchikan grounds Monday afternoon by a 17-3 score. The Petersburg team left here Saturday night on the halibut schooner Olympic with the intention of playing ball on...

 

Hard at work

This is one Bee-utiful flower....

 

A beach walk

A small herd of deer take a family stroll....

 

Artifact Archive

MacKechnie cabin at Blind Slough This photo is of the MacKechnie cabin at Blind Slough--the site of many gatherings and hunting parties. J.L. MachKechnie was a City Councilman, forest ranger and also...

 

Patriotism rocks

This rock painted to look like the flag stands out at Woodpecker Cove....

 

Yesterday's News

August 5, 1921 From Petersburg to Seattle, from there to St. Michaels and there on river steamer to Iditarod, its destination, will be the route covered by a shipment of 1000 feet of clear spruce lumber which left here on the steamer Jefferson on...

 

Sailing along

The Anne, built in the Netherlands and registered in the Cayman Islands, anchored off Hungry Point Monday before heading down the Wrangell Narrows....

 

Fireweed at Dry Bay

Fireweed was blooming on Friday at Dry Bay, located north of Thomas Bay. Fireweed is known for its purplish pink color....

 

Havin' a great time

Brad Taylor and his crew aboard the Silver Spur enjoying their time on the water....

 

Yesterday's News

July 29, 1921 A petition has been prepared and will be forwarded to the Surveyor General of the Territory as soon as signed asking that a tract of land located between the Standard Oil and Turn Point be subdivided and platted as a townsite to be...

 

Glacial outwash

Baird Glacier's large glacial outwash could be seen last Sunday. People can no longer climb onto Baird Glacier from the terminal moraine as flooding has broken up the terminus. Small rafts must be...

 

Artifact Archive: PHS moccasins

These handmade moccasins are made of buckskin, with delicate blue beading of forget-me-not flowers and the letters "PHS". They were donated to the Museum by Karen Garst. While the Museum records...

 

Scenery Cove creek

During low tide at Scenery Cove Creek the beach is covered with seaweed and the meadows are full of wildflowers during summertime. Bainbridge Peak and Treble Peak are in the backgr...

 

Richards & Carey to wed

Beth and Allen Richards announce the engagement of their daughter Lynsey to Nathan Carey. He is the son of Carol and Esteban Barela. The couple plan to marry August 23 in Anchorage,...

 

Baird Glacier

Baird Glacier's large glacial outwash could be seen on Sunday, consisting of ice, gravel, and sand. The outwash supports plant and animal life in the ecosystem according to the United States Forest...

 

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