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Bearfest takes army of volunteers, one general

...bear-themed games for kids in Wrangell Pool, other Bearfest volunteers are hauling one of the festival's ubiquitous painted fiberglass statues to a new location.For the past five years, Ettefagh has been buying the statues from a factory in Wisconsin and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/bearfest-takes-army-volunteers-one-gene
Local
Boat builder crafts more than 100 vessels

...bottomed, dory-style plywood/epoxy/fiberglass boats may be found around the bay a plywood/epoxy/fiberglass boats may be found around the bay and...High-quality exotic marine plywood and more fiberglass increase the weight, but even more...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-07-07/boat-builder-crafts-more-100-vessels
State
Humpback sinks sailboat

...his boat just off Hoonah earlier this month, breaking the fiberglass hull and sinking it within five minutes."It hit us directly...feet up and pushed it as much as 10 feet sideways, crunching fiberglass.The whale initially appeared stunned, but was seen continuing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-07-30/whale-tale-humpback-sinks-sailboat
Local
Vessel sinks at Harris Harbor

...Harbor personnel were alerted to a sunken vessel early Wednesday morning in Harris Harbor and responded to find the 28-foot fiberglass cabin cruiser Sea Wolf sunk at the dock. A downtown harbor supervisor said an absorbent boom was placed around the sunken...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031011/loc_797256921.shtml
News
Couple finds debris believed to be from tsunami

...village of Metlakatla was beachcombing on Annette Island in far southeastern Alaska when they stumbled across a 24-foot fiberglass boat believed to be from the Japanese tsunami in March 2011.Mark Gunyah and his wife, Michele, were beachcombing along...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-04/couple-finds-debris-believed-be-tsunami
State
Today In Sports History

...Francis breaks his own record for small colleges (84), set two weeks earlier against Alliance College.1962 - Using a fiberglass pole, John Uelses becomes the first man to vault more than 16 feet, indoors or out. Uelses, a Marine Corps corporal...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-02/today-sports-history
Sports
Russian team searches for lost Soviet-era bomber

...something lurking just under the water a few years ago. It was something hard and large that ripped a hole in the boat's fiberglass hull.Former state archaeologist Dave McMahan said the location near the mouth of the Colville River, with a mix of fresh...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-06/russian-team-searches-lost-soviet-era-b
State
State museum makes its move

...advise the design of the new tree and eagle placement. Unlike the original Eagle Tree, it will not be made out of wood, but fiberglass. Bringing in a real tree is risky - it could expose other artifacts to harmful bug infestations, Banghart said.The current...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-09/state-museum-makes-its-move
Local
Good Samaritans helped rescue injured boater

...Unbeknownst to them, a 14-foot skiff struck a 24-foot fiberglass boat just minutes before. The forceful collision had thrown...motorist involved in the collision, aboard the bigger 24-foot fiberglass vessel, was not injured. That boat was operated by a 91-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-18/good-samaritans-helped-rescue-injured-b
Local
Slack tide: The Unbearable Lightness of Skiing

...cajoling, and several Irish car bombs, the idea of hurtling down a mountain with nothing protecting me but thin slabs of rented fiberglass actually sounded attractive. So it was agreed. The next day, I'd learn to ski; a friend of mine, a former ski instructor...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-10-14/slack-tide-unbearable-lightness-ski
Neighbors

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