Harbor paid $21,000 to lift derelict tug that sank in snowstorm

Earlier this month, a derelict tug boat, the Bee, went down in Shoemaker Bay, and five other vessels almost did, after heavy snow loads and single-digit temperatures weighted down Wrangell.

The harbor department impounded the 60-foot Bee in September, Port Director Steve Miller said Friday. His staff had been checking it twice a day but "something broke on the boat that allowed some more water than our pumps could handle," he said.

The boat went down on Jan. 5 after heavy snowfall earlier this month.

It took $21,000 to recover the Bee, Miller said.

"We know who (the owner) is, but it will take...


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