Totland

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We’re landlubbers!! After four years of searching, we’ve finally purchased a property near Petersburg–10 acres of the most beautiful shoreline we’ve found in our explorations of Southeast. Featured on the cover of Alaska Geographic (Vol. 5 No. 2 1978)…

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….it boasts 1400 feet of shoreline, a point with a log cabin and guest house (above) and five other outbuildings. We’ve named it “Totland” after my grandmothers family name and hometown in Norway.

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Above is the Google-Earth version of our location outlined in yellow. We’re about 1 mile from town across the Wrangell Narrows–no roads, no taxes! (and no running water right now). We have our own generator, well, sauna, dock with net-shed, chicken coop, and guest cabin! Bring your own tools. Below is a more realistic view taken on approach to Wrangell (to the south) of Petersburg nestled between the mountains on Frederick Sound–we’re behind the closer mountain on the left.

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Here is Martina sitting by the fire after our fondue Christmas dinner. Below is the “backchuck” which is our creek that fills twice a day with the tide. We have excellent crabbing and fishing–perfect subsistance living. After that is a photo of the upper end of the property in the muskeg–an incredible rainforest….

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The below photo is looking out in our front yard–where we plan a garden. Devils Thumb stands prominently across Frederick Sound–almost makes me want to get out the climbing rope again….stay tuned: we leave for Barrow and Kaktovik at the end of the week. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Doug/Martina

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