Clausen Memorial Museum

Southeast Alaska

This museum holds an interesting collection of artifacts and relics, mostly related to local fishing history. Exhibits include the largest king salmon ever caught (126lbs), a giant lens from the old Cape Decision lighthouse, a Tlingit dugout canoe and the 30-minute film Petersburg: The Town Fish Built. Outside is Fisk, the intriguing fish sculpture that was commissioned in 1967 to honor the Alaska Centennial.

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1. Sing Lee Alley

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2. Sons of Norway Hall

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Petersburg's most notable building is this still active community hall built in 1912 and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

3. Petersburg Fisheries

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The original commercial fishing outfit founded by Peter Buschmann in 1900; today it’s a subsidiary of Seattle’s Icicle Seafoods.

4. Bojet Wikan Fishermen's Memorial Park

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5. North Boat Harbor

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The North Boat Harbor is the best one for wandering the docks, talking to crews and possibly scoring some fresh fish. Begin at the Harbormaster Office; a…