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Log ship site considered for Shoemaker, nearby islands


Greg Knight

The Port Commission and Borough Assembly is looking into the possible use of Shoemaker Bay and two other nearby areas for moorage of a log ship.

Zimovia Strait is under consideration by the Alaska Division of Forestry for short-term moorage space for logs and a log ship, with Shoemaker Bay being a preferred location.

According to Borough Manager Tim Rooney, the state is looking to replace or improve some of the marine infrastructure for the timber industry to provide for a series of state owned marine moorage systems throughout the region – and because of Wrangell’s central location and future sales in the area – it makes sense for the moorage to be located in the Borough.

The sites considered so far have been located at Pats...

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