WWII Structure to Undergo $300,000 Restoration in Sitka

Robert Woolsey, KCAW – Sitka

Major work will begin next year on restoring the Japonski Island boathouse.

The Sitka Maritime Heritage Society has spent the past several years stabilizing the World War II-era structure in piecemeal fashion.

The organization now plans to spend more than $300,000 toward re-opening the building as a working wooden boat shop and marine museum.

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