Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Shoemaker Bay design moving to 100-percent stage


October 12, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

As seen on September 29, the mossy northern stalls at Wrangell's 40-year old facilities at Shoemaker Bay Harbor are due for replacement next year. Slightly less than half of the funds needed to rebuild its sagging fingers are coming from a Department of Transportation facilities grant, an allocation approved by the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Bill Walker in a special session this August.

Finalized designs to replace existing facilities at Shoemaker Bay Harbor have been greenlighted by the Wrangell Assembly.

Built by the state in 1977, management of the harbor and responsibility for its upkeep were devolved to the city in 2003. The wood-and-iron floats have since reached the limits of their useful life, and plans to replace them with a more modern design have been in the works for several years. A design for new floating facilities and a dredging of the harbor was put together by PND Engineers in Juneau, and a financing plan adopted by the city in 2015.

The project was made...

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