PETERSBURG-AK Petersburg lost a piece of its history in April, when the fishing vessel Charles W slipped quietly beneath the calm waters of Frederick Sound. The 108-year old schooner was listed on the national register of historic places but without enough funding for restoration, she had to be scuttled. For those who knew her, the Charles W was an icon of Petersburg’s past. Once a mainstay of the local economy, she represented a way of life and livelihood for several generations of fishermen and seafood processors.
Matt Lichtenstein produced this story: