By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Divers start underwater work to install anodes on harbor pilings


Work has begun to install 830 corrosion-preventing anodes on the pilings in Heritage Harbor and the Marine Service Center.

The anodes are pieces of oxidizing metal that protect the steel pilings and piers from underwater corrosion. During a routine check of the pilings last year the borough discovered that anodes had never been installed during construction of Heritage Harbor in 2009.

The Marine Service Center boat haul-out pier and T-dock also were not fitted with anodes when they were designed and constructed.

The total project is estimated to cost $931,000, funded by the Port and Harbors re...

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