The Exchange: Pennelope Goforth on the "Lost Aleutian Ledgers"

Friday, February 10 2012

Pennelope Goforth lived in Unalaska during the 1980s, and during the time, she fished, she worked as a photographer, and she founded The Aleutian Eagle newspaper – a weekly that would later turn into The Dutch Harbor Fisherman.

Though it’s been over 20 years since she left the island for Anchorage, she still spends a lot of time thinking about the Aleutians and its history. Recently, she made an important discovery of six logbooks written by Alaska Commercial Company agents stationed in the Aleutian Islands, and the ledgers give us greater insight into what life was like in the region during the 19th century.

She’s joined us this week on The Exchange to tell us more about these “Lost Aleutian Ledgers.”

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