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Projects at City Dock discussed in public meeting


March 21, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

A view of town from City Dock. The dock is an important part of town, where cruise ships come to berth and also the location where many Fourth of July events are staged. Borough leaders and community members are considering various projects related to the dock in the near future.

A meeting was held at City Hall last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, as well as some proposed projects around City Dock. Cruise ships will begin arriving in Wrangell in April, and the season will close in October. Roughly 20,000 tourists are expected to visit Wrangell this year, 4,000 more than came to town last season. Almost 60 ships are scheduled to dock in town.

In a previous meeting to discuss the city's priorities for the cruise season, held last January, it was agreed to look into the feasibility of two improvement projects at City Dock. One idea was the constr...

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