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Port Essington, Skeena River

Port Essington is a ghost town on the south bank of the Skeena River estuary but was once the largest coastal settlement in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.

Port O’Brien, Uganik Bay

Port O’Brien is a fish cannery built in 1926 by San Juan Fishing and Packing Company and located on the east shore of Northeast Arm Uganik Bay, on the northwest coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Tongue Point, Semiahmoo Spit

Tongue Point is at the end of Semiahmoo Spit, a 125-acre (51 ha) sandbar about 1 mile (1.6 km) long that partially encloses Drayton Harbor, about 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Bellingham and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Blaine, Washington.

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Steamboat Bay, Noyes Island

Steamboat Bay, Noyes Island

Steamboat Bay is an estuary on the north coast of Noyes Island, 122 miles (197 km) southeast of Sitka and 77 miles (124 km) west-northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.

North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River

North Pacific Cannery, Skeena River

The North Pacific Cannery was built in 1888 on 183 acres (74 ha) of crown land near the mouth of the Skeena River, 9 miles (14.5 km) south-southeast of Prince Rupert and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) southeast of Port Edward, British Columbia.

Admiralty Trading Company, Gambier Bay

Admiralty Trading Company, Gambier Bay

The Admiralty Trading Company built a cannery in 1911 on the northern shore of Gambier Bay on the east coast of Admiralty Island, about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Petersburg and 23 miles (37 km) east of Angoon, Alaska.

Waterfall Cannery, Prince of Wales Island

Waterfall Cannery, Prince of Wales Island

Waterfall is a renovated cannery on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, approximately 145 miles (234 km) southeast of Sitka and 60 miles (97 km) west of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Port William, Shuyak Island

Port William, Shuyak Island

Port William is an embayment about 0.2 miles (.32 km) across on the south coast of Shuyak Island, between Port Lawrence to the west and Daylight Harbor to the east, 88 miles (142 km) southwest of Homer and 50 miles (81 km) north of Kodiak, Alaska.

Butedale, Princess Royal Island

Butedale, Princess Royal Island

Butedale is an abandoned salmon cannery located along the Inside Passage to Alaska on the northeast side of Princess Royal Island, and the south shore of Fraser Reach of the Princess Royal Channel, about 103 miles (166 km) southeast of Prince Rupert and 59 miles (95 km) south of Kitimat, British Columbia.

Excursion Inlet, Icy Strait

Excursion Inlet, Icy Strait

Excursion Inlet is an embayment that trends 8 miles (13 km) south from the mouth of Excursion River to Icy Strait, about 38 miles (61 km) west-northwest of Juneau and 9.5 miles (15 km) east of Gustavus, Alaska.

Kukak Cannery, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Kukak Cannery, Katmai National Park and Preserve

Kukak Bay is on the western shore of Shelikof Strait, in Katmai National Park and Preserve, about 245 miles (395 km) southwest of Anchorage and 77 miles (124 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.

Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across, on the west coast of Kuiu Island, between Point Sullivan to the north and Point Ellis to the south, 52 miles (84 km) southeast of Sitka and 52 miles (84 km) west-southwest of Petersburg, Alaska.

Snug Harbor, Chisik Island

Snug Harbor, Chisik Island

Snug Harbor is a former cannery located along a bight on the west coast of Chisik Island, at the southern end of Tuxedni Channel, on the western shore of Cook Inlet, about 51 miles (82 km) northwest of Homer and 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.

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