Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were


November 2, 2017

November 8, 1917: A cry of distress was heard in Wrangell about 10 o’clock Tuesday night when a passenger off the Dispatched walked off the Columbia and Northern dock, falling into four feet of water. The traveler had been seen uptown for several hours and gotten in such a condition that he needed a friend to look after him. However, his splash in the icy water of the bay tended to have a reviving effect. At least there was nothing the matter with his voice when it came to waking the town to the fact that he had come to grief. Marshal Earl West, Wm. Patterson and others went to his rescue...

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