By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Nearly $1 million contract awarded for marine anode installation


October 18, 2023

The borough assembly approved a $880,294 contract with Juneau-based Global Diving and Salvage to install corrosion-inhibiting anodes at Heritage Harbor and in two locations at the Marine Service Center.

The project is funded through Port and Harbors reserves.

Last March, the Port and Harbors Department discovered that anodes were never attached to the steel pilings at Heritage Harbor when it was completed in 2009. Anodes are pieces of oxidizing metal that prevent underwater corrosion — including them is the industry standard at harbors.

The department also found that the Marine Service...

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