By Sarah Aslam
Sentinel reporter 

Port and harbors junks the clunkers


November 18, 2021

WRANGELL —The port and harbors department is Marie Kondo-ing the boatyard.

But when tossing out what doesn’t bring joy consists of 10 derelict vessels that include steel, wood and fiberglass boats, the scrapping is a multi-step process.

The Island Belle, Bonnie Jean, Tres Suertes and Parakeet have been through a vetting process that consists of trying to find the original owner to claim the vessel, followed by a borough auction. No one claimed the vessels.

The Parakeet is already gone. It’s an old seiner that Juneau-based Channel Construction took because it was made of steel, Port Di...

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