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More progress made on Mariners' Memorial construction


August 13, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial gazebo, decorated for the Celebration of Life of Siguard and Helen Decker on Aug. 1.

Work continues on the Wrangell Mariners' Memorial, a project to honor the memory of Wrangell seafarers who have lost their lives. As previously reported in the last construction update, the roof of the memorial's gazebo was recently installed. Jenn Miller-Yancey, with the Mariners' Memorial Board, said that more progress has recently been made. Some recent advancements in the project, she wrote in an email to the Sentinel, were made to help honor the memory of two local fishermen.

Siguard and Helen Decker, 21-years-old and 19-years-old, were two of four people who passed away in a car accid...

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