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The Arctic Star Raised
Photo & Story By Chris Wilhelm
October 22, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Arctic Star, a 50 foot liveaboard, which
sank early last Sunday morning in Thomas Basin has been raised.
Harbor officials say they are uncertain what might have caused
Owners Keddy and Terri Gould
were out of town and unavailable for comment. However,
the harbor department hired Alaska Commercial Divers to raise
the vessel earlier this week in order to prevent any damage to
the harbor's floats. The harbor department will continue to monitor
the Arctic Star until the owners' return.
Photograph by Chis Wilhelm
No environmental contamination has been reported, other than
a small oil sheen which dispersed rapidly. Ketchikan's
United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment had no information
on the cause of the Arctic Star's sinking last Sunday.
The wood boat does have a small leak but is staying above water.
The vessel is currently moored behind the Ketchikan Harbormaster
Office at 2933 Tongass Avenue.
Chris Wilhelm is a
freelance writer and photographer living in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Contact him at guitarist(AT)kpunet.net
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