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NEWS Capital City Weekly Astoria, Ore., salmon processors built the first cannery in 1888 near today's Wrangell at the mouth of the Stikine River. The cannery was described as being built about eight miles above the River's mouth. It is difficult today to determine where this might have been because the river mouth continues to change, bringing more and more silt to built sand bars and make the "mouth" shallower. Today's mouth isn't yesteryear's mouth.

Southeast History: Stikine River Cannery - from 1888-89

Chinese worked in Northwest canneries. This image first appeared in Our Country West - a publication long out of print.
Image Courtesy R.n. Dearmond
Chinese worked in Northwest canneries. This image first appeared in Our Country West - a publication long out of print.
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