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"Pinochie Pete" was the alias of a fisherman that died from exposure in January of 1910 on the trail from Unga, Alaska to the Union Fish Company's station. His death was reported by Captain Prellberg of the cod-fishing schooner J.D. Spreckels.

Prellberg also reported the death of Charles Johnson, a fisherman who froze to death on January 8, 1910 on the trail from Unga to Squaw Harbor, but there is nothing to indicate that the deaths of the two fishermen are connected. "Pinochie Pete" is buried at the Unga Island Memorials in Unga. Few details are available in his case.


  1. The town became a ghost-town when the last family moved away in 1969. It has not appeared in the US Census since 1980.