MS Roald Amundsen visits Little Norway


Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce President Jim Floyd and Captain Svein Rune Strømnes exchanged plaques aboard the Amundsen to commemorate the ship's inaugural visit to Petersburg.

A ship named for one of Norway's most famed explorers has been visiting Petersburg for the first time this summer.

The MS Roald Amundsen operated by Hurtigruten is the world's first hybrid powered expedition ship and is currently traversing through Alaska, offering passengers a chance to participate in experiments and research among the state's natural environments.

Though unable to mark the Amundsen's very first visit to Petersburg in May, representatives from the community including Sally Dwyer, Jim Floyd, Sarah Holmgrain, Cynthia Lee, Heidi Lee, and Orin Pierson were able to go aboard t...

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