Borough plans new net repair float at Shoemaker

The borough will be using roughly $46,000 from a federal grant for pink salmon disaster relief to build a new net repair float at Shoemaker Harbor.

Harbormaster Steve Miller said that when the city accepted the funding, part of the agreement was that it had to be used in a way that would benefit Wrangell fishermen. A new net repair float has been needed for some time, he said.

“The one that’s there is probably over 30 years old, so it’s kind of outlived its life,” Miller said.

Bids are due today for furnishing a one-piece steel floating dock, 26 feet wide by 75 feet long. The float is due no l...


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