Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were


In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

February 24, 1916: The survey of Dry Straits is the real beginning of the new route across the Dry flats for which the local Chamber of Commerce has worked for the past two years. Dry straits lies between Mitkof Island and the tide flats adjoining the mouth of the Stikine River, running from Kadin Island (High Island), at a point four miles from Wrangell, into Frederick Sound at the northern end of Dry Island, a total distance of nine miles. The Dry Strait channel will not only help Wrangell but is of vital importance to all Alaska; it will shor...

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