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By Ben Muir 

National Geographic visits Petersburg with new cruise ship


August 3, 2017

Ben Muir/Petersburg Pilot

David Byrne from the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, left, presents an inaugural plaque to Capt. Andrew Cook of the National Geographic Quest.

National Geographic has a new cruise ship and it stopped in Petersburg on Monday, where the Chamber of Commerce gifted the captain with an inaugural plaque to commemorate the ship's first visit to the city.

"On behalf of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce," David Byrne said to Captain Andrew Cook. "We would just like to welcome you and your crew and your guests to the city of Petersburg."

Marc Cappelletti, the director of expedition development on the ship, ushered representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, along with the Borough manager, the mayor and surveying reporters on a tour of t...

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