Fun times and broken logs at greased pole competition
July 11, 2019
Wrangell's annual greased pole competition took place last Tuesday, July 2, at the city dock. The event is a popular part of the
city's weeklong Fourth of July celebration. The competition is simple, in theory, but proves to be quite challenging to those participating. A large log is laid out over the water, on the dock's summer float, and covered in grease. Participants then attempt to scale the log and grab a small American flag on the opposite end. Grabbing the flag means winning $100.
A large crowd of people gathered around the dock and the summer float to watch the competition and par...