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Thu, November 11, 2021

Save the SS NENANA


The SS NENANA Needs Your Voice Again!

The letters and emails to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and Fairbanks Borough Mayor saved the SS NENANA from being cut up into pieces. You not only saved her from this fate, but your voices were so loud that the Fairbanks North Star Borough stepped up to overtake the SS  NENANA Phase I repairs on the cargo deck.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Capital Improvement Program, FY 2021-30, is coming up, and the SS NENANA Restoration Phase II is listed as a possible project to adopt. Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly Members will be voting on which projects to address. The SS NENANA Phase II will focus repairs on the decks above the cargo deck, which are what we need in order to get the NENANA opened to the public again!

Your support is very important for the continued repairs of the vessel. Currently, the Fairbanks North Star Borough has only approved repairs to the cargo deck in Phase I starting the summer of 2022. Without the approval of Phase II repairs, she will remain closed to the public and will continue to deteriorate.

These projects are scored by public input; the assembly hearing from our community to save the SS NENANA is essential. Please send those letters and emails to our Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly members and mayor:

CIP Nominations for 2021 to 2030 are listed here: https://www.fnsb.gov/967/See-the-Nominations-2021

Email the FNSB Assembly members individually:  https://www.fnsb.gov/Directory.aspx?DID=64

Email FNSB Mayor Bryce Ward: bryce.ward@fnsb.gov  Or Write to Mayor Bryce Ward: PO Box 71267 Fairbanks, AK 99707