Sat, January 26, 2013

Larsen Bay, July 2012

By: Anjuli Grantham

This summer, I travelled to Uyak Bay on the west side of Kodiak Island to visit some friends at their fish camp. This afforded me my first trip to the village of Larsen Bay, which is home to what is one of the oldest standing canneries on Kodiak Island. Currently owned by Icicle Seafoods, the Larsen Bay cannery was built by the Alaska Packers Association after the company moved all its packing activities from the Karluk Spit, in 1911. To me, a historian who has spent much time reading and writing about the history of the fisheries, this cannery is a beauty.  In a later post, I’ll provide more information about the incredible history of the place. But first, I’m hoping to wow you with some photos.