Chugach Ranger moved to new home


Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service

The almost-100-year-old U.S. Forest Service vessel Chugach Ranger at the dock in Juneau in 2006.

The Chugach Ranger, the last wooden boat in the U.S. Forest Service fleet, was relocated to its new home beside the Nolan Center on March 31.

The city museum and visitor center has been advocating the past several years to move the boat into a permanent historical display outside the center.

However, the protective tarp covering the boat could stay there awhile, Cyni Crary, Nolan Center director, said Monday. Relocating the boat is just the first phase of turning it into a museum exhibit, she said, including designing and building storyboards for the public.

An official unveiling will be sched...

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