Petersburg, Alaska
July 1, 2010 - July 12, 2010

Petersburg, Alaska

Petersburg, Alaska is a small fishing village located on the northern tip of Mitkof Island. Mitkof island has a rainforest climate and the average annual precipitation is about 106 inches.

Downtown Petersburg

The average temperature in January is 28 degrees Fahrenheit and the average temperature in July is 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Although we did hit the 70 degree mark while I was in town it was usually in the 50's and raining.

Middle Harbor

Mitkof island is 23 miles long and 16.5 miles wide, covering a total of 211 square miles. Much of the island is covered by muskeg bogs. Muskeg bogs are swampy areas made up of moss, leaves, and other decaying matter.

The water that surrounds the islands is controled by the ocean's tides and much is planned around the high and low tides.