By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

New podcast episode tells the morbid tale of Deadmans Island


January 25, 2023

When podcaster and historian Ronan Rooney came home from college in the summer, he got a job guiding tourists around Wrangell, showing them the island's sights and sharing its stories. When they'd pass Deadmans Island, a small tree-covered piece of land a half mile offshore from the airport, he'd tell his audience about the Chinese cannery workers who were supposedly buried there in the 19th and 20th centuries.

According to Wrangell lore, workers' bodies were preserved in barrels of salt brine and stored on the island until they could be sent back to their homeland.

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