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By Dan Rudy 

City proposes new home for M/V Chugach


tWRANGELL – The City of Wrangell is applying to the United States Forest Service to give a historic boat a new home.

The M/V Chugach was one of 11 ranger boats operating in the state during the first half of the 20th century. Built at the Lake Union Dry Dock and Machine Works in Seattle in 1925, the vessel was assigned to Cordova for work in the Tongass and Chugach national forests. It remains the last of its kind in the USFS fleet, continuing service until last year.

The boat was restationed in Petersburg in 1953, it served from there more than 60 years. Over its 91 years in the water th...

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