Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Dan Rudy 

State issues letters to unauthorized float house users


WRANGELL – A number of Petersburg and Wrangell residents have been receiving letters from the state, informing them their float houses anchored along the Stikine River need to be permitted or else move.

Since the late 1970s, the placement of float houses and temporary cabins along the river have made it convenient for locals making use of the river basin, be it for subsistence fishing, hunting, trapping, work or recreational purposes. While a number are there on a seasonal basis, this year some 18 have been identified as being situated year-round, and the Department of Natural Resources l...

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