Emergency Contacts for Wrangell Island – Summer 2011

Remember: Wrangell is on Alaska Standard Time (AKST) and observes daylight savings time. So Wrangell is 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time (EST). ALSO, you can now follow us on Twitter (AWOCwrangell); the postings are in the upper right column of this blog.
NOTE: if you need to contact the advanced team in Alaska (i.e. Shurmer) before 2 July, please try the cell of Jamie (301) 830-1107
AWOC Satellite Phone: (011) 870 776 408 981
This is an international call and charges are paid by the originator. It will be difficult to contact us on the sat-phone as it, of course, needs to be turned on to receive the call.
AWOC guides’ emergency cell:  202 441-5665 (Matt Asbill)
We will try to have the cell phone on between 8-8:30am (AKST) – that’s 12noon in DC — each morning when we are in a cell-receptive zone for emergency contact. Please note that reception is extremely spotty and it may not be possible to connect.
U.S. Postal Service:
AWOC c/o Robert Shurmer
PO BOX (still waiting for number, but they’ll find me even without one)
Wrangell Post Office
112 Federal Way
Wrangell, AK 99929
There aren’t many times after the 7th of July that I’ll be checking my box at the Post Office. It will take at least a week for any mail to reach Wrangell, so this isn’t exactly the best way to reach us.
Breakaway Adventures
contact: Eric or Roxanne Yancey
local: 907 874-2488
toll free: 888 385-2488
email: eric@BreakawayAdventures.com
Eric provides transportation for our Stikine River canoe trip; drop off on 5 July and pick-up on 8 July. If you need to get a message to us between these dates (when cell phones may not work), you could contact Eric and have him deliver the message on the 8th.
Alaska Charters & Adventures
contact: Brenda
local: 907 874-4157
toll free: 888 993-2750
fax: 907 874-3508
email: info@alaskaupclose.com
Brenda has organized our remote drop and pick-up to Berg Bay between 10-14 July. Cell phone coverage will be spotty around Berg Bay, so if you need to get a message to us between these dates, contact her prior to the afternoon of 14 July.
Wrangell Police Department: 907 874-3304
US Forest Service Cabins: Mnt Flemmer (5 July); Mnt Rynda (6 July); Garnet Ledge (7 July); Middle Ridge (8-9 July); Berg Bay (10-11 July)

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