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Name Far West Fisheries

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Image of 2005.013.004 - Blueprint

2005.013.004 - Blueprint

One of five blueprint collection. Farwest Fisheries, Inc.-11/6/67 by American Can Co.

Image of 2001.090.005.017 - Label

2001.090.005.017 - Label

Whitney's Red Salmon canning label for Sockeye Salmon packed by Farwest Fisheries, Seattle, Washington.

Image of 2000.057.054.004 - Fisheries & boats

2000.057.054.004 - Fisheries & boats

At extreme right is part of the Matheson Codfish Dock. The darker building at the center of this photo is the Booth Fisheries, later to become Fish Pack; Farwest (next to Booth) and Puget Fisheries. Dock also Union Oil Dock with Lowman pile driver. Could be Sunday Law Weekend or a strike. There was a seine strike in 1934. Boats from left to right: GRAYLING, VICTORY ___.ROUGH RIDER,RALLY, MARIETTA J., ??,star (Gig Harbor) and the AVALON.

Image of D.V.121 - White Crest Canning Co.

D.V.121 - White Crest Canning Co.

White Crest Cannery was located at the foot of L Avenue and 4th, on Guemes Channel. Built 1898-1899 by W.A. Lowman as a clam cannery. Converted to salmon cannery in 1905. Cannery expanded over the years. In 1907 Lowman renamed it the Coast Fish Company. Sold to Far West Fisheries in 1936. Photo taken by Anacortes photographer, Charles Judd, to promote the proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley and Eastern Railroad, a line which was never built. The photographs of Skagit Valley scenes from Anacortes to Concrete, were published in an undated book titled, "Views Along the Line of the Proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Wooley & Eastern Railway, C.L. Judd Photo, Anacortes, Wash." THe following article,

Image of D.VIII.036 - White Crest Canning Co.

D.VIII.036 - White Crest Canning Co.

White Crest Cannery was located at the foot of L Avenue and 4th, on Guemes Channel. Built 1898-1899 by W.A. Lowman as a clam cannery. Converted to salmon cannery in 1905. Cannery expanded over the years. In 1907 Lowman renamed it the Coast Fish Company. Sold to Far West Fisheries in 1936. Photo taken by Anacortes photographer, Charles Judd, to promote the proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley and Eastern Railroad, a line which was never built. The photographs of Skagit Valley scenes from Anacortes to Concrete, were published in an undated book titled, "Views Along the Line of the Proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Wooley & Eastern Railway, C.L. Judd Photo, Anacortes, Wash." THe following article,

Image of WF 0294 - Foot of L Avenue

WF 0294 - Foot of L Avenue

View of Anacortes waterfront where L Avenue meets Guemes Channel. Far West fisheries visible at left in original buildings of the old White Crest, and later Coast, Cannery. Tanks at center of image may have belonged to Standard Oil Company at 1109 2nd Street. See WF 0095 for more information on Standard Oil Company and view of tanks.

Image of WF 0400 - White Crest Cannery

WF 0400 - White Crest Cannery

White Crest Canning Company at the foot of L and 4th on the Guemes Channel. Built in 1898-1899 by W. A. Lowman, it was originally a clam cannery. It was converted to a salmon cannery in 1905 and expanded over the years. In 1907 Lowman renamed it the Coast Fish Company. It was sold to Far West Fisheries in 1936. See also WF 0429.

Image of WF 0429 - White Crest Canning Co.

WF 0429 - White Crest Canning Co.

White Crest Cannery was located at the foot of L Avenue and 4th, on Guemes Channel. Built 1898-1899 by W.A. Lowman as a clam cannery. Converted to salmon cannery in 1905. Cannery expanded over the years. In 1907 Lowman renamed it the Coast Fish Company. Sold to Far West Fisheries in 1936. Photo taken by Anacortes photographer, Charles Judd, to promote the proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley and Eastern Railroad, a line which was never built. The photographs of Skagit Valley scenes from Anacortes to Concrete, were published in an undated book titled, "Views Along the Line of the Proposed Anacortes, Sedro-Wooley & Eastern Railway, C.L. Judd Photo, Anacortes, Wash." The following article,

Image of WF 3591 - BUHRMAN, Fred W.

WF 3591 - BUHRMAN, Fred W.

Fred W. Buhrman was a cannery executive at Far West Fisheries. The 1937 city directory listed Fred and his wife, Ida, at 4th and L Avenue; he was the president of the company at that time.

Image of WF 3592.001 - BUHRMAN, Fred W.

WF 3592.001 - BUHRMAN, Fred W.

Fred W. Buhrman was a cannery executive at Far West Fisheries. The 1937 city directory listed Fred and his wife, Ida, at 4th and L Avenue; he was the president of the company at that time.

Image of WF 3592.002 - BUHRMAN, Fred W.

WF 3592.002 - BUHRMAN, Fred W.

Fred W. Buhrman was a cannery executive at Far West Fisheries. The 1937 city directory listed Fred and his wife, Ida, at 4th and L Avenue; he was the president of the company at that time.

Image of WF 5538 - Fishing boats at Fisherman's Packing Corporation

WF 5538 - Fishing boats at Fisherman's Packing Corporation

This view is of fishing boats at dock on the Guemes Channel at Fishermen's Packing Corporation dock. Mt. Baker and Far West Cannery are in the background. The boats whose names are visible are the ALYESKA, COHOE, and DAISY; there are also four other boats docked. This photo has a caption with it which is included in the folder which indicates that Davis took this picture for commercial purposes.