- Listed: February 21, 2021 4:55 am
- Expires: 17 days, 18 hours
Japonski Island Boathouse Rehabilitation Project moves into 2021:
The overall aim is to rehabilitate the Japonski Island Boathouse for adaptive re-use, so that it can serve the community of Sitka, as well as Southeast Alaska, as a maritime heritage center…This phase of the project will restore and repair a historic exterior wall on the building’s Northeast wing and complete the exterior of the newly constructed entry addition shell with siding, doors and windows.
…Alaska historic preservation grants have all been extended into 2021…In September 2020 we took delivery of our siding, milled in Tenakee, brought to Sitka by the M/V Otter, with trim boards brought aboard the S/V Snow Dragon… Our volunteer work parties have been scaled down to promote social distancing, with just a handful of skilled volunteers.
… (the project) is supported in part by the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Dept. of Interior, and the State of Alaska Office of History & Archaeology.
Work parties! We are plugging away with small, skilled work parties to prepare for rebuilding the northeast wall. The photo from Sat. 2/13/21 shows us starting to prep our siding so a contractor can put it up on the addition. Coming up this spring we will be actually reconstructing one of the original walls, on the northeast side. Full disclosure: it is not always sunny.
In other news, SMHS is developing a “Sitka Maritime History Walking Tour” and is looking for comments on the material collected so far and what else should be included – go HERE to read more.
Now is the time to join or renew your membership. The SMHS Annual Meeting will be held online in early March. With a tentative theme of “Rise Again” it should be a “good mix of live story telling, video and interaction from the audience” addressing the topics of moving forward & dealing with adversity.
Memberships start March 1st, but you are able to join at any time. Memberships after November 1 are good through the following year. Join, renew or donate HERE (scroll down to membership area) or email email@example.com.
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