Petersburg Pilot -

By Orin Pierson

Editorial: An introduction


January 6, 2022

I was nineteen when I first rode the M/V Columbia up to Petersburg, back in 2003, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I parked myself on the ferry's starboard side and watched the landscape grow wilder the further north we sailed. The scenery was more spectacular than anything I had ever seen: Mountains plunged into the sea and mist ribboned through forested shores. As we passed through the Wrangell Narrows the trees seemed close enough to reach out and touch.

A passenger near me was plucking a beautiful melody on his classical guitar the moment the town's harbors came into v...

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Reader Comments(2)

Malena Marvin writes:

Long love the harbor benches! Oh wait

William & Pat Moulton writes:

Good description of arriving in Petersburg by ferry for the very first. Took me right there . Bill


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