By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell goes after $25 million grant to rebuild harbor floats


January 17, 2024

The borough will spend about $80,000 for an engineering report, cost estimates and conceptual drawings in hopes of winning a $25 million federal grant to rebuild the Inner Harbor, Reliance and Standard Oil floats.

The grant application is due by Feb. 28, pushing the borough and its contractor, PND Engineers, with offices in Juneau and Anchorage, into an accelerated schedule to meet the deadline.

If the federal grant comes through, the work will include new floats, ramps, pilings, electrical service and dredging, explained Interim Borough Manager Mason Villarma.

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