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By Dan Rudy 

Boat race to make some waves this Fourth of July


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The map shows the course of the GPS race in waters just out from Wrangell's main dock. The circuit will be one of five different races scheduled for July 4, allowing for a variety of vessels to compete for the first time in several decades.

An updated schedule for next month's Independence Day festivities was put out this week by Wrangell's Chamber of Commerce.

The big change in this year's lineup will be the return of boat racing, after a dry spell of nearly three decades.

Heading up the organization of that effort were Penny Allen and Clay Hammer, who with Jay Einert and John Waddington figured out what needed to be done to get the event back into the water. Routes have been plotted out, rules drawn up and insurance secured for the races, which so far will see five different classes of craft competing. Arrangements have been...

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