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Relocation of Forest Service boat discussed in port commission workshop


August 13, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

The M/V Chugach Ranger, resting in the boat yard under a tarp.

The Wrangell Port Commission met Thursday evening, Aug. 6, to discuss plans to relocate an old Forest Service vessel. The borough assembly adopted a memorandum with the Forest Service last November, regarding the M/V Chugach Ranger. According to a Nov. 14, 2019 article in the Sentinel, the ship was first constructed in 1925, and is one of the last wooden Forest Service ranger boats in existence. It currently resides in the boat yard. However, the plan is to move the boat over to the Nolan Center, where it will reside as an historical display.

The port commission spent the majority of their...

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