Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Ports eye fees, Shoemaker designs


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In a preliminary concept put together by PND Engineers of Juneau, the float system at Wrangell's Shoemaker Bay Harbor would use modern materials and improve the use of space, accommodating more and also larger boats.

Wrangell's Port Commission got to take a look at preliminary designs for a new float system at Shoemaker Bay Harbor at its April 2 meeting. Designed by PND Engineers of Juneau, projected costs for the redesign are currently at around $10 million.

Harbormaster Greg Meissner presented the concept, which will feature four fingers built using polyethylene tubs. Three of these envisioned fingers will be enough to accommodate the currently berthed boats, with the fourth offering space for longer, wider craft.

"We're a long ways from being done," he told commissioners, who in turn offered some sug...

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