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Transmitter at Cape Fanshaw operational

 

October 8, 2020

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The transmitter at Cape Fanshaw is supposed to provide weather and navigation information for Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage. Cape Fanshaw is located north of Petersburg, along a point of mainland between Kupreanof Island and Admiralty Island.

About two weeks ago, the Wrangell Sentinel received an email regarding a weather transmitter at Cape Fanshaw that was not operating. The email claimed that the transmitter has not been in operation for over a year, and is supposed to provide weather and navigation information for Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage. The email went on to say that it was the responsibility of the Coast Guard to repair the transmitter, which they have not done.

Cape Fanshaw is located north of Petersburg, along a point of mainland between Kupreanof Island and Admiralty Island. According to the National Weath...



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