Wrangell

Travel to Wrangell, Alaska and have an Alaska vacation that you will never forget. Wrangell is Alaska's newest travel destination and offers a variety of activities: Alaska tours, Alaska adventures, Alaska fishing, Alaska wildlife, Alaska sightseeing, and much more.

Wrangell is one of the oldest non-Native settlements in Alaska. In 1811, the Russians began fur trading with area Tlingit at the site of present-day Wrangell. In 1834, Baron Ferdinand Petrovich Wrangel, then head of Russian government interests in Russian America, ordered a stockade built near the Tlingit Naanyaa.aayi clan house of Chief Shakes that was located about 13 miles (21 km) north of the large Tlingit village of Kotzlitzna. The stockade, named Redoubt Saint Dionysius, was on the location of present-day Wrangell. The British Hudson's Bay Company leased the fort in 1840 and named the stockade Fort Stikine.

Logging, fishing and tourism are the current mainstays of the Wrangell area economy. One of the last two major sawmills in southeast Alaska is operated by the Silver Bay Logging Company just south of the city proper.

Wrangell is located on the northern tip of Wrangell Island, an island in the Alaska Panhandle.

 

2 °C


Clouds, broken clouds


Wind3.6 m/s
Cloudiness75 %
Temperature (min/max)-1/2 °C
Pressure999 hpa
Humidity75 %
Last update: 10 Dec 2022 @ 07:40

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