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By Dan Rudy 

Mariners memorial steers into fundraising stage


Submitted Illustration

This view of Wrangell's proposed mariners memorial highlights the site's decorative pavilion, which resembles a classic lighthouse. The simple, octagonal structure overlooks Zimovia Strait from the corner of Heritage Harbor, and a portion of the steel memorial wall is visible at left, curving to a point like the bow of a ship.

Going on six years in the making, a steering committee has been assembled to develop a memorial dedicated to Wrangell mariners, and is starting to solicit donations for its construction.

The five-member committee was assembled at the behest of the Port Commission, which after commissioning designs for the new memorial thought the next step would be best handled by a private corporation rather than the city.

Memorial committee member Brennon Eagle explained taking that route would make it easier to fundraise and accept donations in-kind for the construction. The group is currently applying f...

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