Alaska's first shrimp processor was founded in Petersburg in 1916 and it's a town that still makes its living from the sea. Petersburg was named after Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant and pioneer in the cannery business. His homestead grew into this community and was populated largely by people of Scandinavian origin. Known as "Little Norway," their Norwegian heritage shows beautifully in the decorative designs found in homes and shop fronts.
Located on the northwest end of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meet Frederick Sound, Petersburg lies midway between Juneau and Ketchikan. The southernmost tidewater glacier in Alaska, the LeConte, is only 25 miles east by boat or floatplane. Petersburg was recently named one of the 10 best boating towns by Yachting magazine. Visit www.petersburgak.org for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Petersburg Port & Terminal Information (PSG)1100 S. Nordic Drive
Petersburg, AK 99833
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2 miles from town
Terminal Contact: (907) 772-3855
- Bathroom facilities/changing station
- Ample parking
- Ticket counter
- Access to public transportation (Bus/Taxi/shuttle)
- Tourism Information/brochures
- Book exchange
- Pet convenience area
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