Month: July 2011

Sitka ordnance turns out to be boat part

The missile-like object found on John Brown’s Beach in Sitka earlier this month is a dud. In fact, it’s not a missile at all, but rather a piece of aluminum pipe, most likely off the back of a commercial fishing boat.

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Visitor makes 'explosive' find on Sitka beach

An explosives team from the U.S. Department of Defense arrives in Sitka this week to take a look at what appears to be a small missile on John Brown’s Beach, at the north end of Japonski Island. The object might not have been found at all, had it not been for a tourist who wandered a little too far afield, and attracted the attention of the Coast Guard.

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Call for conservation at Assembly meeting

Sitka officials renewed their call for power conservation last night. City utility director Chris Brewton told the Assembly that water levels are low in the lakes used to generate Sitka’s hydropower.

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New Sitka cruise dock awaiting first call

If you build it, they will come… maybe. A Sitka business has invested millions in building a new deepwater dock on the community’s road system over the past year. But so far, no cruise ships have chosen to moor there. Halibut Point Marine owner Chris McGraw told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce today (Wed Jul 13) that an affordable shuttle system is likely the remaining barrier to bringing the dock into service.

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