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Major projects planned for the North Harbor


Suzanne Ashe

With funding from local, state and federal government, the historic North Harbor will be dredged and rebuilt.

Plans to dredge and rebuild Petersburg's historic North Harbor are closer than they ever have been before, said Harbormaster Glorianne Wollen.

Funding is available for the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the harbor. With the assistance of U.S. Senator Mark Begich, more than $3.4 million is earmarked for the project that is expected to get underway in September.

“The harbor was built pre-statehood, so it's the Corps’ responsibility to do the dredging,” Wollen said.

If all goes as planned, initial dredging will start just outside of the harbor and then work inward. According to Wollen...

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