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By Dan Rudy 

Sightseers to be barred from boatyard


WRANGELL - At its regular meeting last week, members of the Wrangell Port Commission decided against allowing casual traffic through the Marine Service Center yard.

Effective immediately, access to the boatyard has been restricted with entry limited to one gate. The action follows several months of discussions, with the issue first coming to the attention of commissioners in June.

“There’s a really big safety issue with people being able to come and go as they please,” explained commission chair Clay Hammer.

Since its start a decade ago, Wrangell’s yard has been a curiosity not just...

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