Rooney's Wrangell history podcast receives national award
July 5, 2023
Every local knows that Wrangell has a fascinating, complex history, but people outside the island may not be aware of the community's many stories. Now that a Wrangell history podcast has received national recognition, tales of the island's past are becoming accessible to a broader audience.
In mid-June, the American Association for State and Local History gave Ronan Rooney's "Wrangell History Unlocked" podcast an award of excellence for its five-part "Rise and Fall of the Star of Bengal" series. The podcast series details a 1908 shipwreck off Coronation Island in which 111 men - primarily...