Tag Archives: Salmon Cannery

Memories of a Cannery Hack

One thing that gets lost with the passage of time are the personal memories of history.  Memories fade, letters get lost or are thrown away.  In many cases letters that told of the everyday life went to friends and relatives … Continue reading

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A Fishing Tender at the False Pass, Alaska Cannery Dock

A Fishing Tender just after sunrise tied to the Peter Pan Seafoods dock  in 1980. -30-

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History in a Can

(From the Alaska State Museum) by Steve Henrikson,  ASM Curator of Collections Though famous for our isolation and uniqueness, the scattering of Alaskan material culture around the globe shows the extent of our engagement in the world economy.  Years ago … Continue reading

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False Pass Alaska and Cannery, 1979

Here are some pictures around False Pass and the Cannery in 1979. Roundtop  Mountain was to the West of False Pass and the Cannery.  At 6140 feet (1871 meters) the mountain was spectacular even if you did not get up … Continue reading

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False Pass Alaska Can Line – 1973

The Peter Pan Seafood Cannery in False Pass, Alaska had five processing lines.  The cannery had two Half Pound lines, two Quarter Pound lines and a Tall Can line.  The wide size and capacity made the plant very flexible, from … Continue reading

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Freighter Dock Crash – False Pass 1973

At the end of the 1973 salmon canning season in False Pass, Alaska a freighter came into the Peter Pan Seafood’s Cannery to pick up the boxed Salmon Roe (fish eggs, salmon eggs). Someone said that the freighter did not … Continue reading

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Can Line Pictures From Pederson Point Alaska – 1971

A few pictures of the can line at Pederson Point, Alaska.  Pederson Point was owned and ran by New England Fish Company (NEFCO).  Pederson Point was around the corner and down the beach from Nakneck. Harold Thom was the plant … Continue reading

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False Pass – 1973 – Pictures

A few assorted pictures from the Peter Pan Seafood’s Cannery in  False Pass, Alaska in 1973 The Machinist’s Bunkhouse was home sweet home for two canning seasons. Like several places I worked they did not trust the Machinists with automatic … Continue reading

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False Pass Cannery Buildings – 1972

A few buildings at the False Pass Cannery in 1973 Related Articles:  False Pass Cannery 1973 -30-

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False Pass Cannery 1973

The False Pass, Alaska Cannery was located on the north side of Unimack Island at False Pass.   You can look across False Pass to the south end of the Alaska Peninsula. False Pass (Wikipedia),  is aptly named as the west … Continue reading

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