Photographs from Pete and Renee Merry's personal collection with audio of them describing some of the images
Born in Oregon and growing up in the Seattle area, Pete Merry first came to Alaska in the late 1940s by flying to Petersburg when he was eighteen years old. Pete has since flown all over Alaska, including many years on the North Slope and in the Brooks Range. He has worked as a pilot for Alaska Coastal Airlines and Wien Airlines, as a hunting guide/pilot, and still works for Everts Air Cargo in Fairbanks, Alaska as an engine mechanic. Pete married Renee, originally from Rampart, and together they raised a family.
Originally from Rampart, Alaska, Renee Merry met Pete Merry in Petersburg, Alaska in the late 1940s, when she was down there working. They married, lived in Fairbanks, and together they raised a family.