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Owner of historic boat shop in dispute with Forest Service


September 10, 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a deadline to the operator of an Alaska island boat shop to tear down the historic complex and leave, but the owner said the agency’s demands are unrealistic.

The federal agency ordered Sam Romey to vacate Wolf Creek Boatworks on Prince of Wales Island, CoastAlaska reported Thursday.

Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart said in an Aug. 14 letter that the boathouse and shop building must be removed by Dec. 15.

Ownership of the land parcel occupied by the shop is scheduled to be transferred to the Alaska Mental Health Trust.


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