Businesses prep for the start of tourism season

The anticipated return of visitors means that Wrangell business owners are readying themselves for customers to reserve lodging, stop into their shops and book tours on the waters of the Inside Passage and the Stikine River.

Of the more than dozen bed and breakfasts and other rentals in town, one is in its second life.

Tyla Nelson and Jimmy Nelson live at 2.9 Mile. Tyla works at the post office and Jimmy works for the Forest Service.

Jimmy bought the decommissioned Binkley Slough Forest Service cabin on Farm Island at federal auction in 2018. Starting that summer with the help of his son Ian,...


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