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March 11, 2021



March 10, 1921

E.L. Carpenter of the U.S. Engineering Department, who has been in Wrangell for some time to survey and give an official report on the site of the proposed breakwater, 350 feet in length from Shustak Point, is leaving for Seattle on the Mary. A petition was circulated in April 1919 by Samuel Cunningham and forwarded to Delegate Grigsby for the breakwater at Wrangell harbor which would afford protection in stormy weather to hundreds of boats. Later it was found that the petition had been lost, and in early 1920 Oscar Wickstrom, then Secretary of the Local Alaska Labor Union, c...



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