By Amber Armstrong-Hillberry
Wrangell Sentinel 

The Way We Were

From the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago


March 20, 2024

March 20, 1924

A floating city with myriads of twinkling of lights! That is what a fleet of halibut vessels appear to be on a dark night to an observer on the deck of a ship as it approaches the halibut banks anywhere in Alaska waters from Frederick Sound as far north as Kodiak, says the Ketchikan Examiner. The halibut fishermen work tirelessly all night long gathering in the silvery hordes. There is little sleep for them during the long voyages sometimes of many weeks duration, unless overtaken by stormy weather. But the halibut boats return to port heavily loaded with fish that bring them bi...

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