New public cabin going up in Wrangell

Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2009

JUNEAU - Wrangell Island is getting its first U.S. Forest Service public-use cabin this summer.

The Middle Ridge Cabin will be one of about 150 U.S. Forest Service public recreation cabins in Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest. It's scheduled to be delivered to the site, about 19 miles from Wrangell, by mid-August, according to the Sitka Sentinel.

Most of it was built of young-growth logs harvested in the Sitka Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest, through a class in Sitka on building log cabins, the Sentinel reported.

The Kenai chapter of Safari Club International donated $5,000 to the Friends of the Tongass Cabins to help build it. Friends of the Tongass Cabins is looking for volunteer labor and donations of materials and supplies to build the cabin. Contact Linda Vissat at 874-7561.

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