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OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly Near the mouth of the Stikine River is a rounded point along the mainland shore. When Navy Officer Jefferson Moser investigated Alaska's salmon resources in 1897 for the federal government, he named it Gerard Point, but fails to tell us for whom it was named. At that time, Fort Wrangel (as Wrangell was then known) was about to experience the Klondike Gold Rush when prospectors and miners thought the Stikine River was a short way to the Interior.

Southeast History: Early cannery at Gerard Point

Gerard Point cannery in 1901 (Howard M. Kutchin's Report on Salmon Fisheries in Alaska for 1901).
Photo Courtesy Of Pat Roppel
Gerard Point cannery in 1901 (Howard M. Kutchin's Report on Salmon Fisheries in Alaska for 1901).
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