Petersburg & Wrangell Narrows

Sep 07, 2017 - National Geographic Quest

We had a wonderful morning in Petersburg, Alaska, a small Norwegian fishing town with a local motto of “The town that fish built.”  This town’s close proximity to the LeConte Glacier and its icebergs, which could be used to pack and export fish, inspired a Norwegian entrepreneur to settle the town in 1890. With opportunities to spend some time on the active fishing dock, exploring the muskeg bog, wandering the small town and flightseeing over the glacier, guests had a great chance to see all that Petersburg had to offer.  Setting sail in the afternoon, we headed south towards Misty Fjord for our last day in Southeast Alaska before reaching British Columbia.  

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Amy Malkoski

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Amy was raised near Cape Cod in coastal Marion, Massachusetts, and her relationship with the ocean and nature has always been an active one. Her parents, avid divers and marine biologists, introduced her to the underwater world when she was very young and she grew up participating in as many water-related activities as possible. Amy spent her summers sailing and exploring intertidal areas of Buzzards Bay. At age 12 she became a certified diver and is now a divemaster with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). In high school her passion for nature and art developed into a love of photography, using the medium to share her explorations with others. 

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