There will be one last voyage for the Powhatan. The 81-foot tugboat sank at its dock in Sitka’s Starrigavan Bay in April. This week (6-12-17) salvage crews raised the Powhatan and placed it aboard a barge for a ride south to a Seattle scrap yard.
On Monday (6-5-17), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL) announced they had found elevated levels of toxins at Starrigavan Beach in Sitka. Do not harvest shellfish until further notice.