Daily Expedition Reports
Tracy Arm – Fords Terror & Petersburg
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 06 Aug 2019

Tracy Arm – Fords Terror & Petersburg

  • Aboard the National Geographic Venture
  • Alaska

To begin our Alaskan journey, we explored the secluded fjords and glaciers of Tracy Arm and Fords Terror Wilderness. Later in the week we will search for wildlife in remote places like Glacier Bay National Park and the Tongass National Forest. So today’s adventures in the small fishing village of Petersburg, Alaska were a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture of the region. The town is populated almost entirely by fishermen who make their living off the salmon and halibut that fill the waters, and everything is centered around the fishing industry because of it. Guests explored the many varieties of fishing vessels lining the docks, photographed the unique details of the buildings and the fishermen returning with their daily catch, and even hiked various trails around the town. Together, these activities gave us an idea of how the people of Southeast Alaska are able to thrive off the land and waters of the wilderness we have been exploring.

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