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By Olivia Rose
Pilot Writer 

Petersburg adventure tourism pioneer retires, but Tongass Adventures continue

 

January 18, 2024

Kayakers paddling in the icy waters of LeConte Bay look out at the spectacular glacier, photographed on film by Scott Roberge.

When Scott Roberge was in college, he made his way to Petersburg in the late 70s and worked at the cannery, then Icicle Seafoods, with a friend.

With a beat up, old aluminum canoe and a couple of days off from work, the pair of pals paddled out from Petersburg and made their way to LeConte Glacier.

"It was incredible - to be that close and really immersed into it," Scott recalled. "I love being out there. I didn't want a nine to five job."

They camped, something Scott loves to do, in a couple places before returning to town.

Adventure was calling.

"After I'd been here and paddled a canoe to...



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