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Lincoln Gordon in his Double Ender
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
Fishermen would visit with each other after a day's fishing to share information. Lincoln Gordon (right) fished daily, trolling in front of Hoonah, Point Sophia, Spasski and as far out as Point Adolphus.
Hoonah City Harbor after 1944
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
In the 50's and 60's, Hoonah was known as home of the million dollar fleet for their skill, ability, success and how well they kept their boats.
Urania II Built in Hoonah and Skippered by David Williams
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
David Williams built his boat in Hoonah and used it for trolling, halibut fishing and seining. One of few boats converted for these three types of fisheries.
Bill Welsh Hoonah 1950
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
Bill Welch was one of three sons of Robert and Jeanice Welch. The Welch family association with the cannery spanned approximately 20 years, beginning in the 1930s.
Hoonah Cannery Aerial Photo 1948
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
From the air you can see cannery housing, a fuel tank and in the far top of the photo on the beach front are smoke houses owned by Hoonah families.
F/V Evolution Oct 1948
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
Captained by Jim Marks, The Evolution was a family run boat, like many Hoonah boats were.
Hoonah Cannery Building 1948
2 pages
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Icy Straits Canning Company 1950
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
The Icy Straits Salmon Company was built in 1912 as the Hoonah Packing Company. The cannery underwent various owners throughout the years and was purchased by the Icy Staits Salmon Company in 1934.
Page 2 of 2
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
This article was published in the Pacific Fisherman, November, 1936 and documents the canned salmon industry's contribution to the welfare of Alaska.
Cannery and Docks 1948
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Summary
Pictured in these photos are the cannery docks and pilings in 1948.
Hoonah Fishing Boats off Kanes Dock 1940
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
Fishing
Fishing Vessel Yukon
Community
Hoonah Community Members
Category
People and Places, Fishing
Summary
Left to Right: Unknown (on other boat), Johnny Wise (sitting), Gilbert Mills (standing), Nick Marvin (standing), Carl Marvin, Frank Jackson