Petersburg

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Overview Of The Port Of Petersburg

About Petersburg
Petersburg is a city in Alaska, in the United States of America. It is located on the north end of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound. Petersburg is halfway between Juneau to the north and Ketchikan to the south.

A must see photo opportunity is the huge model of a Viking ship in front of Sons of Norway Hall (on a wooden dock near Sing Lee Alley), which dates back to 1912. It is used in the annual 4 day Little Norway Festival, when locals celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day.

Nature and wildlife are the big draws of Petersburg. Fishing excursions, kayak tours, whale-watching and flightseeing trips are all on offer here (book at Viking Travel Agency, near Sing Lee Alley).

Outdoor activity information and hiking trail maps are available at the Visitor Information Centre on the corner of First and Fram Streets.

At Sing Lee Alley, you'll find the work of local artists, as well as art, crafts and souvenirs. Locally made items such as knitwear, quilted products and canned, smoked salmon are popular buys. Authentic items made locally should be stamped "made in Alaska", otherwise they may have been made elsewhere.

Learn more about seafood processing at Tonka Seafoods (Sing Lee Alley). Tours are available 6 days a week during the afternoon.

The Clausen Memorial Museum is the place to go for more information on the town's history. The collection includes old fishing gear, nautical equipment and outlawed fish traps.

Join a ranger guided walk to Sandy Beach, located 3 miles southeast of town. The beach is not for swimming however, but it does offer at low tide, the remains of ancient Tlingit fishing traps and petroglyphs (rock engravings). A favourite activity is beachcombing for shells and driftwood.

On the edge of town, Eagle Roost Park is a city park with picnic tables and nice views. You will find the local bald eagles here too, nesting in trees.

The local speciality is seafood and fish but burgers, wraps and pizza can also be found in local restaurants.
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Small cruise ships use various docks within walking distance of the town centre.

Sing Lee Alley has a wooden boardwalk, quaint shops and a small town, seaside atmosphere.

Taxis aren't readily available at the dock area so you will need to order one.

There is an Avis car rental desk at the Tides Inn on N. First Street, within walking distance of the docks.

The downtown area is easily explored on foot.

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