Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Pilot Publishing, Inc. provides all types of printing


Over 9.5 tons of newsprint is used each year to produce both the Petersburg Pilot and Wrangell Sentinel. The newsprint comes from our Canadian supplier Catalyst Paper aboard container vans shipped from Seattle. Here, the press crew off-loads 1,000 lb. rolls of paper from the van to the warehouse, where the rolls are stacked on their sides, three-rolls high, using a forklift with a special hydraulic paper roll clamp.

The publishers operate one the best-equipped weekly newspaper plants in Alaska. While other newspapers rely on larger newspapers or commercial printers to produce their finished product, Pilot Publishing produces its weekly editions entirely in its own plant.

In addition to the Pilot and Sentinel, we also print the Chilkat Valley News in Haines each week

The three publications are printed on our 6-unit Goss Community press, which is capable of printing 12,000 papers per hour. The papers are delivered trimmed and folded as they come off the press on a conveyor belt.

The press can print up to...

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