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Catalog Number D.VIII.049
Caption Fidalgo Island Packing Co.
Description Fidalgo Island Packing Company (Fidalgo Pack), Ship Harbor. Salmon was packed there and eventually tuna. The 4-23-1896 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Big Buildings of the Fidalgo Island Canning Company and Alaska Packing Company are nearing completion." Woodpile in foreground belonged to Alaska Packing Company. Alaska Packing Company operated until 1913. Fidalgo Island was in business through 1925, although it began to slow down years before. The 1-15-1920 paper reported, "Fidalgo Island Packing Co. idle for first time since it was built in 1896." In 1932 the paper reported that the cannery docks at the "lower canneries" at Ship Harbor were being dismantled.

A worker at Fidalgo Pack, Jacqueline Haddon-Bohn, said: "It was a big aslmon cannery. One time the workers from American Pack came over to helpout with a big haul of salmon. I was working at the sliming bin and Mary Jurcovich, "Big Mary", came back from lunch and gave me a hefty nudge and said gruffly, "this is my place". I got out of the way!" [information provided by Jacqueline Haddon-Bohn, 02/26/2013 jh)
Photographer Unknown
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Industry - Seafood Processing
Maritime - Boat
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Fidalgo Island Packing Company
Alaska Packing Company
woodpile
cannery
dock
Object Name Print, Photographic