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Travel Blogs from Petersburg
... an hour and a half out of Petersburg, (a four hour ride) the captain came on the loudspeaker to tell us that he was seeing lots of whales, probably mostly humpback whales--as we were going right through an area where they are prevalent. Hundreds of humpbacks congregate in Frederick Sound and lower Stevens Passage. It is possible that there may have been killer whales out there, too. We saw lots and lots of ...
... year-round. During this time fresh salmon and halibut were packed in glacial ice for shipment. Alaska’s first shrimp processor, Alaskan Glacier Seafoods, was founded by Earl Ohmer in 1916. A cold storage plant was built by Knut Thompson in 1926. Petersburg’s first cannery has operated continuously since, and is now known as ...
... a working
fish ladder. Very interesting in how they can divert the stream which allows
the Salmon to swim upstream. I think that in this case the ladder was
approximately ¼ mile long and allowed the fish to climb at least 200 feet. We then visited a fish hatchery. They were working with Kings. The fingerlings had just been released into
their individual bays, will be kept and fed there until next June, when ...
... as ever.
Benefit – Both Rick and I improved on our suntans, which certainly was not the purpose of the trip.
Tonight we will go back to the camper and lick our wounds and pride. Guess that’s why they call it fishing and not catching.
There he was, grazing on the grass by the side of the water
– a beautiful brown bear, just for us. No-one else saw it, they were all busy
eating breakfast or something – but see
photographic evidence below! And from the safety of ...