By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Unoccupied floathouse keels over at Inner Harbor

 

November 22, 2023

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

The floathouse owned by the late Ronald Phillips turned on its side at the Inner Harbor on Nov. 14 and later was taken apart for salvage of the metal and disposal of the rest of the structure.

A vacant floathouse moored behind the Marine Bar at the Inner Harbor keeled over Nov. 14, around noon. An old boat tied up nearby also partially sank. Both belonged to an elderly resident who died several weeks earlier.

A private contractor has been hired to handle cleanup of the wreckage.

Tori Peterson, who lives near the floathouse, witnessed it turning over. She said it had been tilting more and more to one side for sometime before going down at high tide. "It just rolled right over and fell on its side," she said. As a result, she said the boat tied up close to the structure took on wat...



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