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Name Salmon Cannery

Associated Records

Image of 2007.028.001 - Label

2007.028.001 - Label

Ocean Spray salmon label,packed by "Fishermen's Packing Corporation, Anacortes, Washington.

Image of 2009.002.015 - Ledger

2009.002.015 - Ledger

Red covered ledger of canning samples judged in the 3rd Annual Cutting Demonstration in Seattle.

Image of 2009.002.016 - Records

2009.002.016 - Records

Manilla folder marked, "Salmon Industry." Contains news and magazine clippings and the minutes of the 3/14/1918 meeting of the Washington Fisheries Association.

Image of 2011.019.057 - Map

2011.019.057 - Map

Map of Ship Harbor Fidalgo Island Packing Company including Chinese housing, kitchen, mess hall, etc. Cannery workers included Samish, Swinomish, and Lummi Indians who cleaned and packed the salmon. Chinese workers made the cans, lacquared, labeled and cased them in a warehouse.

Image of 2014.020.007.A,B,C,D - Brochure

2014.020.007.A,B,C,D - Brochure

Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods, Inc., expanded its plant in 1968 and acquired two new companies during 1969, for a total of seven acquisitions between 1964 and 1969. On August 10, 1972, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that it was "one of the nation's largest salmon canners and is also a leading supplier of salmon roe, canned tuna and crab and fresh and frozen salmon and halibut." By 1985 the plant in Anacortes was closed and the contents auctioned off is a two-day period in late October. The limited frozen fish capacity of the Anacortes plant and the restructuring of Whitney-Fidalgo, whose headquarters were by then in Seattle, led to its demise. Although the address on this brochure of products lis

Image of D.VIII.020 - Salmon Canning, 1898, Reproduced by G. Davis

D.VIII.020 - Salmon Canning, 1898, Reproduced by G. Davis

Large B/W photo, reproduced by Glenn Davis of Salmon Canning in an Anacortes Plant, 1898. In front are cleaned fish laying in rows; a man cleaning fish is in the center with a large keg to the right; crartes, whole fish and four men are in the rear.

Image of 2013.011.017 - Salmon canneries on Guemes Channel

2013.011.017 - Salmon canneries on Guemes Channel

This image taken from the Guemes Channel focuses on the salmon canneries.

Image of 2013.077.389.018 - A. I. Mustacich with cases of salmon

2013.077.389.018 - A. I. Mustacich with cases of salmon

The Rotogravure section of the January 4, 1948, SEATTLE SUNDAY TIMES featured five pages on Anacortes, "Gateway to the San Juans." "More than 200,000 cases of salmon were piled up this season by one concern -- the Fishermen's Packing Corporation. A. I. Mustacich, superintendent, sizes up some of it."