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Image of WF 0206.A,B,C,D - Russian Cement Plant

WF 0206.A,B,C,D - Russian Cement Plant

The Russian Cement Plant was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota avenues. The glue industry in Anacortes utilized the waste products of the fish canneries to produce glue. Directly west of this plant was Robinson Fisheries. Robinson was the earliest fish cannery on record to begin making byproducts of the fish canning industry such as fertilizer, fish oil, and glue which they started in 1897. It is quite possible that the Russian Cement Plant, which began making glue, fertilizer, fish oil, etc. in 1907, took over this portion of Robinson's operation. [See 10-12-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN] On 2-27-1913, the paper reported Anacortes had shipped "100 tons fish glue" and "75

Image of WF 0387 - Robinson Fisheries cres

WF 0387 - Robinson Fisheries cres

Crew of men from Robinson Fisheries aboard their fishing vessel. This is probably prior to their springtime departure for the Bering Sea fishing grounds. W. F. Robinson, a fisherman from Gloucester, Massachusetts, began Robinson Fisheries in Anacortes c. 1897 at the foot of N Avenue, making fertilizer, fish oil, and glue. In 1905 he entered the codfish industry and soon announced plans to build the largest codfish cannery on the west coast. In 1912 he built the largest on Puget Sound between Erie and Dakota avenues on the Guemes Channel. This was later the location of the Russian Cement Plant, and in 2008 of Lovric's Sea-Craft. Also see 7-25-1912, ANACORTES AMERICAN. Robinson operated s

Image of WF 0388 - Robinson Fisheries crew

WF 0388 - Robinson Fisheries crew

Newly arrived crew of fishermen from Gloucester, Massachusetts, which was brought to Anacortes to man the schooners ALICE and JOSEPH RUSS for Robinson Fisheries. The 3-15-1906, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "500 people say farewell to fishermen. Gloucester fishermen come to town to fish here, 'master mariners.' " W. F. Robinson, a fisherman from Gloucester, Maine, began Robinson Fisheries in Anacortes c. 1897 at the foot of N Avenue, making fertilizer, fish oil, and glue. In 1905 he entered the codfish industry and soon announced plans to build the largest codfish cannery on the west coast. In 1912 he built the largest on Puget Sound between Erie and Dakota avenues on the Guemes Channel. T

Image of WF 0426 - Robinson Codfish Cannery, c. 1912

WF 0426 - Robinson Codfish Cannery, c. 1912

Robinson Codfish Cannery on Guemes Channel at foot of Erie and Dakota. Their schooners WAWONA and AZALEA are at the dock. W. F. Robinson, a fisherman from Gloucester, Massachusetts, began Robinson Fisheries in Anacortes c. 1897 at the foot of N Avenue, making fertilizer, fish oil, and glue. In 1905 he entered the codfish industry and soon announced plans to build the largest codfish cannery on the west coast. In 1912 he built the largest on "Puget Sound." See 7-25-1912, ANACORTES AMERICAN. Robinson operated numerous schooners that made the yearly six-month trip to Alaska; ALICE (acquired in 1904), the JOSEPH RUSS (acquired in 1905), the WAWONA (acquired in 1914), and the AZALEA were some of t

Image of WF 0427 - Russian Cement Co.

WF 0427 - Russian Cement Co.

Russian Cement Company located near Robinson Fisheries on Guemes Channel at foot of Erie and Dakota. They made glue, fertilizer and fish oil from 1907-1916. See 10-12-1911, ANACORTES AMERICAN. "Fertilizer and glue making material part of fisheries." This plant became Marani Products in 1916.

Image of WF 1947 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1947 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1948 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1948 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The image also shows the chute from the plant that carried fish heads to the scows at water's edge. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Traf

Image of WF 1949 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1949 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The image also shows fish heads from the plant spilling down the chute to the scow at water's edge. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Traf

Image of WF 1950 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1950 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. In this photograph the old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, is seen in the rear located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. The image also shows fish heads from the plant loaded into the scow at water's edge. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1951 - Trafton fisheries

WF 1951 - Trafton fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image looks south from the dock toward Oakes Avenue and the houses on the bluff. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1952 - Purse seiner ANN R.

WF 1952 - Purse seiner ANN R.

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image slows the purse seiner ANN R. as it hauls salmon heads out to sea. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1953 - R. F. No. 21, Anacortes - scow

WF 1953 - R. F. No. 21, Anacortes - scow

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image shows a scow, "R. F. No. 21, Anacortes". The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1954 - Trafton Fisheries

WF 1954 - Trafton Fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image shows scows full of fish heads being towed by the purse seiner Ann R. as it heads out to sea.. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."

Image of WF 1955 - Trafton Fisheries

WF 1955 - Trafton Fisheries

"Ted Trafton taking salmon heads out to sea, hauled by purse seiner ANN R." is the only identification with WF 1947-1955. The old Russian Cement building complex, then owned by the Traftons, was located on Guemes Channel at the foot of Erie and Dakota Avenues. This image shows scows full of fish heads being towed by the purse seiner Ann R. as it heads out to sea.. The Russian Cement plant operated from 1907-1916, producing fish oil, fish meal, and fertilizer. In 1916 it was bought out by Marani Products. In 1920 Marani was bought by J. E. Trafton, who owned it through 1969. It is unknown what Trafton called his operation, but it may simply have been "J. E. Trafton Company."