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Nolan Center opens new shipwreck exhibit


November 21, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Petersburg Pilot

A piece of the Star of Bengal on display at the Nolan Center.

WRANGELL - The Nolan Center opened its newest exhibit on shipwrecks with much fanfare on Friday, Nov. 8. With food, wine, music, and special presentations, many people turned out for the grand opening. The exhibit, "Wrangell Remembers - Shipwrecks Close to Home, 1908-1952," features stories and artifacts of several Southeast Alaskan shipwrecks from the 20th century. Four ships are featured in this exhibit, The Star of Bengal, the S.S. Mariposa, the Princess Sophia, and the Princess Kathleen.

The Star of Bengal, 1908:

The Star of Bengal was built in 1874. It was purchased by the Alaska Packe...

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