By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough faces costly fix at Heritage Harbor


April 12, 2023

Late last month, the borough discovered an oversight in the construction of Heritage Harbor — its steel pilings and piers do not have corrosion-preventing anodes on them.

These pieces of oxidizing metal protect pilings from underwater degradation. Without them, the supports underneath the Heritage floats have begun to corrode. The borough plans to work quickly to install nearly $1 million worth of anodes at the harbor to prevent further wear.

Near the end of March, the Port and Harbors Department sent a diver to check the anodes at Heritage Harbor and confirm that they were functioning properl...

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Reader Comments(1)

Tom Brady writes:

That same oversight contributed to current condition of the Port of Anchorage. No anodes on the pilings. Good catch.


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