By Amber Armstrong
Wrangell Sentinel 

The Way We Were

From the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago


August 24, 2022

Aug. 24, 1922

One of the largest single shipments of lumber ever by the Willson & Sylvester Mill Co. was made Wednesday afternoon when Barge No. 29 of the Foss Launch & Tug Co. was towed away from the mill dock with almost half a million feet of lumber aboard. The cargo will be unloaded at Seattle and from there will be reshipped to the East Coast of the United States. The barge is 100 feet in length, 36 feet in width, and 10 feet in depth. Richard Suratt, the famous cinematographer of the North, was on hand with his machine and was busy turning the crank while the mill hands were waving th...

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