Petersburg, Alaska, is commonly referred to as Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Situated in Southeast Alaska, Petersburg is a quaint fishing community established in the early 1900s by Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant. Buschmann constructed a cannery, sawmill, docks, and early structures. Prior to Buschmann’s settlement, Tlingits from Kupreanof Island utilized a summer fish camp at the north end of Mitkof Island. The island has a rich history, with indigenous people from earlier cultures having left remnants of fish traps and petroglyphs that carbon-date back some 10,000 years.

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