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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Harbor Department takes apart and sends 5 derelict boats to landfill


September 14, 2022

It only took one week in mid-August to demolish five vessels that were impounded by the harbormaster over the course of 10 years.

Typically, the number of impounded vessels to be destroyed and shipped out isn’t so high, but the demolition funds weren’t in the budget and the vessels had to wait, said Harbormaster Steve Miller.

Since taking the helm two years ago, Miller has “been adding more and more money into our derelict vessel fund because also that money isn’t used for crushing boats and shipping them out,” he said. “It’s also in case there’s an emergency and one sinks and we have to raise...

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