Visitor Makes ‘Explosive’ Find on Sitka Beach

Photo By Lynne Godfrey

John Brown’s Beach in Sitka is closed, and an explosives team from the U.S. Department of Defense is expected in town this week to take a look at what appears to be a small, old missile at the north end of Japonski Island. The object might not have been found at all, had it not been for a tourist who wandered a little too far afield, and attracted the attention of the Coast Guard.

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Ed Ronco is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.

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