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Scientists investigate dead orca whale found near Petersburg

...people should keep a safe distance away from the mammal.Greg Lutton said he'd been moose hunting and was leaving Portage Bay on the north side of the island when he saw the dead whale along the shoreline."I've been fishing for 40 years...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...we're sitting on a gold mine here.'' Volunteers will be among the first people to dig at four Tlingit house pits in Portage Bay, an abandoned village that is known but not yet excavated. Archaeologist Jane Smith hopes to map the site and discover...
Every good spot doesn't need a cabin

...150,000.00, and that's for an ``unfinished'' cabin. It reminds me of an ``administrative site'' in Portage Bay, near Petersburg- it costs approximately 850,000.00, it's an enormous building,and best of all, I was told...
Historic Keku Cannery to be stabilized

...which is filled with asbestos, rusted machinery and historical artifacts - steady enough so that it doesn't fall into Portage Bay is a big win for the Southeast Alaska village he said.One of the main cannery buildings collapsed in 2007 because...
Kayaking all the way to Haines

...Point in time for a swim on a beautiful beach complete with several kids frolicking in the water. Our final crossing of Portage Bay lay ahead and on to the ferry terminal just past the sleeping humpback whale we saw on Nukdik point. We planned to...
Summer reading program starts this week at the libraries

...Hannah keeps landing in the middle of mysteries. In "Deep Water," Hannah is excited to be living on a houseboat in Portage Bay - until she sees someone dumping something strange in the bay. Is that what's killing the fish? And, in "Belltown...
Big game transporter fined for helping hunters

...hunt took place May 31, one day before it would have been legal to salvage only the bears' hides and skulls in the Portage Bay area, Chastain said. State game law requires bear meat to be salvaged in the area only from Jan. 1 to May 31. One...


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