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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Moose sculpture drifts to new home at Alaska Waters


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Katie Powell, reservations specialist with Alaska Waters and 56 North, stands next to Spruce the Moose, a 7-foot-tall driftwood sculpture created by artist Sigrid Vanek and gifted to the business.

It would be hard to miss a nearly 7-foot moose in downtown Wrangell. Such is the case with a new addition in front of the Alaska Waters and 56 North storefront.

A driftwood statue of a moose gifted to the business by its creator is helping to attract customers, generating selfie opportunities and producing lots of offers.

Named "Spruce the Moose," the statue was created by Sigrid Vanek between Memorial Day and the end of June when she returned to Soldotna.

"I've created probably about five moose," Vanek said in a phone interview last Friday. "I had to redo the ones in Wrangell a couple of...

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