Petersburg Borough, Alaska Weather

North and Central America
Petersburg Borough, Alaska is a borough located in the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska. It is part of the Petersburg Census Area and has a population of around 3,000 people. It is bordered by Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve to the east and Prince of Wales Island to the south. The area was first explored by Europeans in 1741 when it was visited by Russian explorers. According to, the borough was named after Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant who settled in the area and built a sawmill there in 1883. The town quickly grew as an important fishing center for salmon, halibut, herring, and other fish species. By 1900, it had become a bustling port with a population of over 1,000 people. Today, Petersburg Borough is home to…
Read More