By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Harbor Department surveyed public to strengthen federal grant application


February 15, 2023

The borough will use the results of an eight-day public survey of users of its downtown harbor floats to boost the competitiveness of its federal grant application to rebuild the facilities, which officials said are in desperate need of repair.

The survey closed Monday and it will take a while to tabulate the results, but officials believe it will help make the borough’s case for as much as $25 million in federal funds.

After completing an $11.5 million repair project at Shoemaker Bay Harbor in 2019, the borough does not have the cash on hand to reconstruct the Wrangell Harbor Basin and is see...

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