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By Dan Rudy 

Summer season starts to wrap up in Wrangell


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Harbor Department staff move a gangway into place for the Regatta at Wrangell's city dock on Tuesday's foggy morning. The largest of Wrangell's regularly visiting cruise liners, its tenth visit was also its last for the season, signifying the final stretch for the summer travel season. Six more ships are scheduled to make stops before the season's end on Sept. 24.

The cruise ship Regatta's departure Tuesday evening marked the start of the end for Wrangell's tourist 2015 season.

"I think it was a great season," said Cyni Waddington, with the Chamber of Commerce. "I feel we had just the right amount of cruise ships."

The summer's high point came during Wrangell's annual July 4 celebrations, which benefitted from clear weather during an otherwise unusually rainy month.

"It was probably one of the most well-attended," Waddington said.

"I was happy with the season," commented Terri Henson, director of the Nolan Center and Museum. After two months of cata...

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