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Petersburg is an island community that traditionally sustains itself from the sea. This thriving fishing village has a strong Norwegian heritage and has beautiful harbours. Ferries from Petersburg sail to Wrangell Island. You can book your Petersburg ferry with AFerry.
Petersburg is halfway between Ketchikan to the south and Juneau to the north. it is located on the northern tip of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound. Petersburg was originally founded by Norwegian immigrant, Peter Buschmann in the nineteenth century and is often referred to as "Little Norway" because of the towns strong Norwegian traditions.
The northern tip of Mitkof Island where Petersburg lies was originally used as as a summer fish camp by indigenous people like Tlingits from Kupreanof Island. Fish traps and petroglyphs have been dated back some 1,000 years so Petersburg fishing history is long and rich. These days commercial fishing is Petersburg largest economic driver with some of the top producers harvesting well over a million dollars of seafood every year.
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1100 S Nordic Dr, Petersburg, AK 99833, United States