CBJ requests ideas on how to remove stranded Lumberman

    The Lumberman at low tide.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Juneau officials are looking for cost-effective ideas for how to remove the tugboat stranded in Gastineau Channel.

    The CBJ Docks and Harbors Department has sent out a request for information to remove, salvage or dispose of the 107-foot tugboat Lumberman.

    The tugboat has been stuck on a sandbar in the Gastineau Channel since May 2018 after it drifted when its anchor line broke.

    The U.S. Coast Guard removed the vessel's fuel last year.

    The city does not have a legal requirement to remove the boat, but Juneau officials say they are concerned that delaying the effort could lead to higher expenses later.

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