Petersburg, Alaska

Aug 19, 2019 - National Geographic Sea Lion

Founded by Peter Buschmann in the early twentieth century this thriving and bustling fishing community has long been a favorite destination for our expeditions in Southeast Alaska. With just over 3,000 residents – many being of Norwegian descent – Petersburg is considered one of the wealthiest per capita towns in the United States thanks to its long-standing connection to the productive fisheries. Having spent the entire day here we were able to experience many aspects of this island community, from exploring the intertidal beaches, hiking through the muskeg and forest ecosystems to witnessing the processing of fresh caught fish at one of the local canneries. As a finale to our day here and a salute to one of the many sustainable fisheries of Southeast Alaska a Dungeness crab feast was held on board for dinner.

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Doug Gualtieri


Doug Gualtieri has worked as a Naturalist interpretive guide for over 20 years, beginning his career in Denali National Park and Preserve at a remote wilderness lodge leading hikes and giving lectures on the ecology and wildlife of that region. Later he began leading Lindblad Expeditions land extensions to Denali in 2002 and has worked with Lindblad in some form or another ever since. With a background in Biology and a lifelong passion for the natural world Doug moved to Talkeetna, Alaska in 1999 from his home state of Michigan, and never looked back.

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