Daily Expedition Reports
Petersburg, Alaska

Andy Gordon, August 2019

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 19 Aug 2019

Petersburg, Alaska

  • Aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Alaska

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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