Petersburg, Alaska
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 08 Aug 2022

Petersburg, Alaska, 8/8/2022, National Geographic Venture

  • Aboard the National Geographic Venture
  • Alaska

Today we spent the day in the Southeast Alaskan fishing village of Petersburg. Fishing has been an important part of life for thousands of years by the Tlingit nation, and now with a Norwegian addition.

Nearby ice from a tidewater glacier gave early European settlers the means to preserve fresh fish long enough to get their haul to Seattle. It proved a good business. Today, the fish travel by airline along with the visitors. In addition to flash-frozen fresh fish, salmon and other species are netted and processed in the canneries. Dungeness crabs are another local delicacy that we look forward to enjoying tonight. Our expedition leader offered many activities to choose from, including muskeg walks, flights over LeConte Glacier, and bike rides. The small, lovely town is welcoming.

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