By Larry Persily
Sentinel writer 

COVID slowed down shipyard hauls in 2020

 

January 21, 2021

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The 330-ton marine lift at Wrangell's Marine Service Center raises its biggest vessel yet, Trident Seafood's tender F/V Entrance Point in the summer of 2017.

"Wrangell has become a center for vessel repair and services with the help of local investment and community support," said the United Fishermen of Alaska's 2020 annual report "Commercial Fishing Facts."

The Wrangell boatyard is in its 15th year, and though the pandemic's economic hit to the fishing industry slowed down its business, the community facility continues to get noticed.

"We've got a really diverse bunch of skills out there," said Wrangell Harbormaster Steve Miller.

In addition to seven marine businesses that lease space at the borough-owned property, at least a couple dozen mor...



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