Saving History

The SS NENANA Needs Your Voice

The Nenana needs your help again to stay on the CIP list for repairs! So far, the budget for the SS Nenana is the same, but that could change with the public hearing on June 25.

Right now, the boat is set up for repairs in two phases—ordinance 2020-12 regarding the SS NENANA Restoration phase I and II.

Chief of Staff Jim Williams has said, “Assuming the CIP makes it through public hearings with no changes on the SS Nenana Phase I project, we can start moving forward on the project scoping phase right away.”

Your voices saved the SS Nenana from destruction once before. We need to make sure you’re heard again on the importance of this National Historic Landmark. She is the last steamer left in Alaska that ran the Tanana and Yukon rivers. It is so important she is saved for future generations. She is a living museum of history. She is also a significant draw for tourists coming to Fairbanks to see this flagship.

The Finance Committee will be meeting on June 8 and June 25 on this matter.

Send letters and emails to the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

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For individual assembly, member emails go to

Letters can be sent to PO Box 71267 Fairbanks, AK 99707, with Attention as to whom you would like it to be addressed.

Public Testimony to the assembly is scheduled for  June 25, 2020, for the CIP Projects.

Speak up for the “Last Lady of the River,” who can not speak for herself!

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