Assembly discusses potential small ship cruise season this summer


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

The Seabourn Sojourn lit up as the sun sets Oct. 3, 2019. The Sojourn was the last cruise ship to visit Wrangell for the 2019 season.

The Wrangell Borough Assembly, between their weekly COVID-19 update and a budget workshop last Thursday, met to discuss the possibility of small cruise ships visiting town this summer. Cruise season has been a topic of some concern amongst the community. Many ships have delayed or cancelled their planned stops in Wrangell in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A smaller cruise season means fewer tourists and will have a negative impact on Wrangell's economy. On the other hand, there are concerns that ships stopping in Wrangell pose a risk of bringing the virus to the island, something that...

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