Peter Reiquam has informed us that the memorial he has created for the Empty Chair Project is on its way from the Seattle area to Juneau on a Samson Tug and Barge courtesy of Jim Williams and his company North Pacific Erectors. Peter will be arriving the week of June 23rd to attach the chair to its platform on its site in Capital School Park. It will be kept “under wraps” until the dedication ceremony at 2:00 o’clock on July 12th.
In Juneau Jim Triplette’s crew, Andy Pekovich, and Roger and Karleen Grummett are hard at work readying the site in Capital School Park for the arrival of Peter and the memorial.
As I write, the crew is waiting to pour concrete because the rain has decided to pour instead! Next, the exposed wall will be covered with a rock face. It’s all coming together beneath the beautiful backdrop of Mt. Juneau.