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October 11, 2018

October 11, 1918 Petersburg is now connected directly with Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell and Ketchikan with cable. The cableship Burnsides was in port most of last week and part of this making the connection. The present wireless office will be discontinued and Petersburg will become the transfer point for all messages for Wrangell, Ketchikan, Hadley and the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. The cable was cut in Frederick Sound and the end landed at Sandy Beach and brought overland to the town.

October 8, 1943 A fire completely destroyed the building on the Citizens’ Dock occupied by the...

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