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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Museum Memories

Early Cordovan fishing vessels photographed at Parks Crossing on Eyak River. Parks Crossing was named for the cannery that existed near the mouth of...

Museum Memories

We’ve been going through some cannery and fishery related photos of late and this one especially stuck with us. This photo taken in 1931...

Museum Memories

While some things have changed in this picture, a lot has remained the same. The cannery in this photo, once St. Elias Ocean Products,...

Museum Memories

When passing the Coast Guard Buoy tender the Sycamore, think of the vessels that came before her. A coastal town in the Alaskan Territory, Cordova has always...

Museum Memories

Recently the Cordova Times received a research request for information on J.J. Carscadden, an early business owner in Cordova and forwarded it on to the...

Museum Memories

Miles Glacier Bridge was the world’s first example of arctic engineering. The techniques for setting the foundations and steelwork for the bridge became standards...

Museum Memories

One of the earliest floating canneries in Prince William Sound was brought in for the crab harvest.  To prepare the crab for market, the...

Museum Memories

A crab fishery developed during the late 1920s and in 1929 a record shipment of crab left on the S.S. Alaska from Cordova’s port. ...

Museum Memories

Natives at the nearby traditional village of Eyak began relocating to the new town to be near the canneries and by 1890. Odiak was...

Museum Memories

A second cannery was built at Odiak in 1888 by the Pacific Steam Whaling Company, but after a fire, it was rebuilt at nearby...

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