Wrangell Community Members have been pursuing the idea of a Mariners’ Memorial for about 20 years. In 2005 and 2006, Wrangell High School Senior Project Students worked to identify a location and design for a memorial. These young men were crew who lost their captain to the sea in 2005. In 2009, the Port Commission was asked by community members to help finalize a location and design for a memorial to be constructed, which was completed. The 2017 newly formed Wrangell Mariners’ Memorial Committee is pursuing a non-profit corporation with tax exempt status, as well as are working to document community support, finalize plans, secure funding and start construction of the Wrangell Mariners’ Memorial.