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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
100 boats later, Homer boat company celebrates

...Bay Weld skiff is similar in size to other locally built boats like the George Hamm K-Bay 20 and the Renn Tolman wooden-fiberglass skiff."It's just kind of what you want in Kachemak Bay," Eric Engebretsen said. "Anything smaller than that is risky...


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