Fundraiser set to benefit new mariners' memorial
February 1, 2018
The organizing committee for a planned mariners’ memorial will be holding a winter fundraiser this weekend.
A monument dedicated to Wrangell’s lost mariners has been in the making for over a decade. The Port Commission took off with it in 2009, and helped shepherd the concept through the drafting stages, which were completed in 2015. An independent steering committee was subsequently organized, and after receiving tax-exempt status last fall has begun raising money from individuals and businesses to construct the memorial.
Committee member Brennan Eagle said the group has so far raised...