17 May 2020

Alaskan hero providing groceries for entire town

From Sunday Morning, 10:25 am on 17 May 2020

Gustavus, Alaska, is home to the world's smallest and most isolated Costco shop. No roads connect the isolated enclave to the outside world and the town only got electricity as recently as 1985. When it was cut off from its supply chain, 'Toshco' owner Toshua Parker took matters into his own hands and started loading shipping crates onto a 96-foot barge to make weekly seven hour journeys to the Costco in Alaska's state capital of Juneau.

Toshua Parker's barge

Toshua Parker's barge Photo: Supplied