It's a competitive business that Wrangell cannot afford to lose


February 28, 2024

It’s nothing personal, just business.

But it still hurts.

Wrangell has lost three cruise ship stops this summer to Klawock, where a partnership of Native corporations is developing a visitor destination complete with a deepwater dock, retail shops, shore excursions, walking trails and more.

Two of the corporations, Huna Totem and Fairbanks-based Doyon, are already active in the tourism industry. The third, Klawock Heenya, wants to get into the business to provide jobs and income for its tribal shareholders in the Prince of Wales Island community.

The cruise ship stopovers that switched to Klaw...

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