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A fond farewell

 

April 30, 2020

Photo courtesy of Kris Erickson

The family of Pete Erickson Jr. wave to him as he travels northbound onboard his tugboat near Hungry Point. Erickson's father, Delbert (Pete) Erickson, passed away on March 16 due to COVID-19 in Washington. Pete also contracted the virus and spent six weeks recovering, according to his wife Kris Erickson in an email to the Pilot. Sunday was his first time back in Petersburg, but he was unable to leave the boat, not even to hug his mother, said Kris. The community got together to wave to him and his crew to show their support for him during this tough time in his life. Thirty-six hours later...



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