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By Dan Rudy 

Four named to memorial committee, one more needed

 

January 12, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

The Port Commission is working on an ordinance and fines that would reduce public access to the Marine Service Center yard. Signage, approved at its meeting last week, will eventually go up at its three entrance points after the summer. The commission will also be taking on boatyard lease rates in coming meetings, once the state assessor has had time to examine sites at the beginning of February.

Things are coming together for a planned memorial dedicated to Wrangell's seafaring community.

The Port Commission last week named two more people to the steering committee tasked with fundraising and contracting for the Mariners Memorial's construction. Fishermen Brennon Eagle and Gig Decker will be joining commission members John Yeager and John Martin on the committee. A fifth position is still vacant, and interested applicants are invited to submit a letter to the city clerk's office.

The effort to build a memorial began in 2012, when Eagle sat on the commission as its chair. The plan w...



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