By Amber Armstrong-Hillberry
Wrangell Sentinel 

The Way We Were

From the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago


January 24, 2024

Jan. 24, 1924

A new device that is a wonderful improvement in the power trolling gurdy and which will be a boon to fishermen has been invented by Steven A. Shepherd of Wrangell. With the aid of this new line-hauling device, the fishing lines are readily drawn up by power so that it requires no effort on the part of the fisherman to haul in his lines. One of these machines is in actual operation on Mr. Shepard’s gas boat, and the numerous fishermen who have seen it in operation are very enthusiastic over the machine and pronounce it a wonderful improvement in power gurdy. Mr. Shepard state...

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