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By Dan Rudy 

Mariners memorial plans ready, awaiting funding


Submitted Illustration

An artist's rendering of the future mariners memorial, which was approved by the Wrangell Port Commission last week. The project has been three years in the making, and is now ready to be built once funded.

The plan to build a memorial dedicated to Wrangell's mariners is now shovel-ready – organizers now just need to pull together the funds to buy the shovels.

The Port Commission has been spearheading the memorial project, and accepted completed designs from Corvus Design's principal landscape architect Chris Mertl during its Dec. 3 meeting.

"I'm really happy with the progress we've made," said commissioner Clay Hammer. "Stuff's about to get real here."

A draft design was last presented to the public in May, and now that construction documents are at 100-percent the commission is ready to ha...

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