Businesses prep for the start of tourism season


March 23, 2022

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

Jeff Angerman stands at the till of Angerman's, an apparel and gear store on Front Street which has been in the family since 1972. He is looking ahead to a busier summer this year. "There are days there are multiple ships ... it's going to be a welcome change to have visitors."

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...

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