• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

The Canneries, Cabins and Caches of Bristol Bay, Alaska

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By John B. Branson
Historian, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

You can view specific sections of the book as listed below, download the entire book, or contact the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. to receive a paperback edition. Proceeds support their various scholarships.

Table of Contents and Preface

The Bristol Bay as a Way of Life

A Historical View of Bristol Bay Canneries

Nushagak Bay Canneries
Kvichak Bay Canneries
Naknek River Canneries

 

You can view specific sections of the book as listed below, download the entire book, or contact the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. to receive a paperback edition. Proceeds support their various scholarships.

Table of Contents and Preface

The Bristol Bay as a Way of Life

A Historical View of Bristol Bay Canneries

Nushagak Bay Canneries
Kvichak Bay Canneries
Naknek River Canneries

 
Bertha Knutsen Cabin

Bertha Wilson Knutsen and a friend at a cabin in Kvichak, unknown date.

Photo donated by Alex Tallepalek.

Down in the Bay and Upriver Too: Narrative Voices from the Past

The Letters of Quincy Williams and Lemuel E. Bonham 1901 - 1903
Industrial Sabotage at Diamond X: A Judicial Record 1906
Carl Johnson: Highline Fisherman Recalls "Whitehead Pete" Nelson
The Foss Family Diaries 1917 - 1923
Stan Tarrant: Early Times of An Industrial Giant 1926 - 1927 (Edited by Bob Thorstenson, Sr.)
Martin Monsen, Jr., Grocery List 1927
The Diary of Anton Balluta 1933
The Bristol Bay Fire of 1936
Bristol Bay Double Ender Blueprint

 

A Historical View of Upriver Cabins & Caches of Bristol Bay

The Iliamna Lake Country
The Lake Clark Country
The Trefon Cache
The Kvichak and Alagnak Rivers
The Naknek River-Katmai Country
The Nushagak-Mulchatna Country

Bibliography & Index

Bristol Bay Canned Salmon Labels

Did You Know?

Boats from the Snug Harbor fishing fleet at the cannery dock.

The Snug Harbor Cannery off the coast of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve operated from 1919 to 1980. In its early years the cannery used fish traps, which were banned after Alaska gained statehood.