Willie's new canoe a melding of the ages
By Sharon Deemer
After moving to Wrangell, a Southeast Alaska island, many years ago, I quickly learned there are several certainties: rain, fog and the daily sightings of a bicyclist named Willie. A youthful Native man in his 70's, Willie is a familiar figure, making his rounds of the Wrangell community on an old bicycle that, like its rider, shows the wear of many winter rides. It wasn't long before I learned of this slight dark man's involvement in many historic Wrangell ventures. READ MORE 
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