OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly For many years there were herring reduction plants in Alaska scattered along the shores of Alaska. In Southeast, most were in the bays of western Kuiu and eastern Baranof Islands because the herring runs returned along the southern end of Chatham Strait. A correction is needed on my column on the Washington Bay salmon cannery that turned into a herring reduction plant: it indents Kuiu not Admiralty Island. Here we learn about Big Port Walter and New Port Walter on Baranof Island.

Southeast History: Two of Baranof Island's herring plants

The tally box at Big Port Walter.
Photos Courtesy Of Bill Frinsko
The tally box at Big Port Walter.
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