The ground was broken for the planned Mariners' Memorial, near Heritage Harbor, last Thursday afternoon. Fishing, and the ocean itself, is an integral part of life on Wrangell Island. The memorial is meant to honor the memory of Wrangell sailors who have been lost at sea. Jenn Miller, part of the memorial committee, said that they recently received a substantial anonymous donation. A total of $75,000 has been raised for the memorial, about half of what the committee is seeking, Miller said. The current plan is to have the foundation, concrete paving, and pavilion done by the fall. Brett Woodbury is donating time and materials for the prep work, Miller said. More information about the Mariners' Memorial can be found online at www.wrangellmarinersmemorial.com. Pictured from left to right are Stuart Woodbury, Brett Woodbury, and Jenn Miller.