Images from around the Norwegian based town of Petersburg , Southeast Alaska, USA. Pacific Ocean No model or property releases. Shown here is a seine net being flaked on the deck of a purse-seiner at the dock. Petersburg was named after Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant who arrived in the late 1890s and homesteaded on the north end of the island. He built a cannery (thanks to the plentiful number of icebergs from the nearby LeConte Glacier which would provide a source for cooling fish), a sawmill, and a dock between 1890 and 1900. His family's homesteads grew into Petersburg which, by 1910 was incorporated and was populated largely by people of Scandinavian origin thus giving Petersburg the nickname "Little Norway". Roughly 3,500 people live in Petersburg.


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Image ID: 0119714-MNO.jpg

Images from around the Norwegian based town of Petersburg , Southeast Alaska, USA. Pacific Ocean No model or property releases. Shown here is a seine net being flaked on the deck of a purse-seiner at the dock. Petersburg was named after Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant who arrived in the late 1890s and homesteaded on the north end of the island. He built a cannery (thanks to the plentiful number of icebergs from the nearby LeConte Glacier which would provide a source for cooling fish), a sawmill, and a dock between 1890 and 1900. His family's homesteads grew into Petersburg which, by 1910 was incorporated and was populated largely by people of Scandinavian origin thus giving Petersburg the nickname "Little Norway". Roughly 3,500 people live in Petersburg.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 3600x5400