Tug Powhatan to be Raised from Gastineau Channel on Sunday

Tug Powhatan to be Raised from Gastineau Channel on Sunday

The Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will oversee the lifting operation as Alaska Commercial Divers and Pacific Pile & Marine raise the Samson tug Powhatan, which sank at its berth at the dock in Starrigavan Bay near Sitka on April 19th. In preparation of the raising of the tug, crews have placed rigging and lifting chain around the […]

Tug Boat ‘Challenger’ Raised and Moved from Gastineau Channel

Tug Boat ‘Challenger’ Raised and Moved from Gastineau Channel

The World War II-era Tugboat, that sank in Gastineau Channel in September of 2015, has been successfully raised and moved, the Coast Guard reported on Tuesday. The 96-foot tugboat, the “Challenger,” which was originally designated the “TP(tug/passenger)-126,” then after decommissioning, later re-named the Island Challenger,” was shifted to shallower water on Tuesday, the Coast Guard […]