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Nolan Center opens new shipwreck exhibit


November 14, 2019

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

People looking around part of the Nolan Center's newest exhibit on shipwrecks. Director Cyni Crary said that the exhibit will be available to the public until the end of the year.

The Nolan Center opened its newest exhibit on shipwrecks with much fanfare last Friday, Nov. 8. With food, wine, music, and special presentations, many people turned out for the grand opening. The exhibit, "Wrangell Remembers - Shipwrecks Close to Home, 1908-1952," features stories and artifacts of several Southeast Alaskan shipwrecks from the 20th century. Four ships are featured in this exhibit, The Star of Bengal, the S.S. Mariposa, the Princess Sophia, and the Princess Kathleen.

The Star of Bengal, 1908:

The Star of Bengal was built in 1874. It was purchased by the Alaska Packers' Assoc...

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