At the north end of Mitkof Island, where Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound, sits picturesque Petersburg. The area has a long fishing history beginning with the Tlingit who used it as a summer fishing camp for thousands of years. Then, in the 1800s, Norwegian immigrants settled here. Named after prominent settler, Peter Buschmann, the fledgling town quickly bustled with a growing industry including a cannery and fish port. Known as “Little Norway”, the town’s Scandinavian history can be seen in architecture of buildings and celebrated festivals and events. Fishing is still Petersburg’s biggest industry—easily seen at its lively docks.