About The Cannery Hack

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The Cannery Hack at False Pass Alaska in 1979

For many years I was a Cannery Hack in Alaska, I worked at several plants, here are a few pictures from those wanderings.  In looking at some of the pictures I have found so far it looks like there is a large box of pictures missing.

As I sort and tag the pictures they will be added here along with maybe some recollections and stories of what happened and the viewpoint from the trenches so to speak.  I don’t remember taking the pictures with the intent of really documenting what happened so there will probably be some gaps in what I can show.  Some of the earlier  plants I worked at were not as careful as the later plants about keeping cameras out of the plant so I might have more earlier pictures than later times.

I started my Salmon career  at Pederson Point for New England Fish Company (NEFCO) while in college.  I was  a Machinist Helper / Trainee, the bottom of the totem pole.

I hope you enjoy the history.

5 Responses to About The Cannery Hack

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    I wanted to know if I could put up something like your ad disclaimer on my site…it is excellent, and I had not thought about doing something like that before – though th ads really irritate me.

    • captnmike says:

      Go ahead and copy the disclaimer and use it. I think I copied it from timethief who helps in the support forum and she would not mind. I have another site that I pay for the No Ads Upgrade on.

  2. Paul Krapfel says:

    Hi, Mike,
    Came unexpectedly about your webpage while surfing. Always wondered what path you followed. Looking back, I have always appreciated the time we spent together figuring out how to motorize models of PT boats. You introduced me to cool things in Dan Reeder’s and got me into real-world problem solving. How do you get a propellor shaft out through the hull without letting the water in. Hope all goes well for you.
    P.S. Spent four wonderful summers up in Alaska. Great country.

    • captnmike says:

      Hi Paul – small world I guess thanks to the internet – nice to hear from you – yes motorizing PT boats and aircraft carriers (as I remember my aircraft carrier went like a bat) – long time ago – I have a few pictures that go all the way back to Mr. Bond and the 6th grade should get them up one of these days.

      I did go through Denali / Mount McKinley when you were a Park Ranger there – told one of the other Rangers to say hi for me – her reaction was “Everybody that comes here knows Paul” with a sort of “this happens every day look on her face”

      Take care & hope all has been well with you

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