Wrangell to Petersburg Ferry
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Getting the best price for your Wrangell to Petersburg ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Wrangell to Petersburg. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Wrangell to Petersburg route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Wrangell to Petersburg ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Wrangell to Petersburg is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Wrangell is a borough in Alaska, USA, with a population of around 2,500 people. Native American Tlingit people lived in the Wrangell area centuries before Europeans, making Wrangell one of the oldest towns in Alaska. In the late 1880s, Wrangell served as a jumping-off point for gold rushes up the Stikine River and at one point the legendary Wyatt Earp worked as a volunteer marshal here. Another famous visitor to the area was "Father of the National Parks" John Muir, an early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States, who wrote of Wrangell that: "the town, like the landscape, rests beneath a hazy, hushing, Indian-summerish spell."
Petersburg is halfway between Ketchikan to the south and Juneau to the north. it is located on the northern tip of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound. Petersburg was originally founded by Norwegian immigrant, Peter Buschmann in the nineteenth century and is often referred to as "Little Norway" because of the towns strong Norwegian traditions.
The northern tip of Mitkof Island where Petersburg lies was originally used as as a summer fish camp by indigenous people like Tlingits from Kupreanof Island. Fish traps and petroglyphs have been dated back some 1,000 years so Petersburg fishing history is long and rich. These days commercial fishing is Petersburg largest economic driver with some of the top producers harvesting well over a million dollars of seafood every year.