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Rainforest Islander to sail again


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

After years of sitting idle in the shipyard, the Rainforest Islander was put back in the water last Friday, March 27. Eric Yancey, of Breakaway Adventures, purchased the ship to launch a new business, Breakaway Ferry and Freight LLC. The ship was built back in the 1990s, Yancey said, and was used for a number of different jobs across Alaska through the years. A crack in its hull put the Islander in Wrangell's shipyard around 2015, he said, and due to the high cost of repairs it stayed there. Ownership of the Islander came to the community of Coffman Cove, Yancey said, which he purchased the...

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