Remains of a landmark

Weather beaten remains of the old cannery building, built in 1908 by Alaska Packers, were removed from its wooden pillars on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The vintage structure, which served for many years as an ice house and storage facility, collapsed on Saturday, April 21. CT 05-18 cannery photo captionsCT 05-18 cannery_mesner1.jpeg Weather beaten remains of the old cannery building, built in 1908 by Alaska Packers, were removed from its wooden pillars on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The vintage structure, which served for many years as an ice house and storage facility, collapsed on Saturday, April 21. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova TimesCT 05-18 cannery_mesner2.jpeg Remains of the 1908 cannery building get loaded onto a barge on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova TimesCT 05-18 cannery_mesner3.jpeg The remains of the landmark cannery building, built in 1908 by Alaska Packers, were removed from wooden pillars on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The vintage structure, which served for many years as an ice house and storage facility, collapsed on Saturday, April 21. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Old cannery building collapses

The remains of the landmark cannery building, built in 1908 by Alaska Packers, were removed from wooden pillars on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The vintage structure, which served for many years as an ice house and storage facility, collapsed on Saturday, April 21.
Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times
Remains of the 1908 cannery building get loaded onto a barge on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times
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Emily Mesner is a staff reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times. Reach her at emesner@thecordovatimes.com. Emily graduated from Central Michigan University, earning a degree in photojournalism with a cultural competency certificate. She first visited Alaska in 2016, working as a media intern for the National Park Service in Kotzebue and Denali National Park and Preserve, and has been coming back ever since. To see more photos, follow @thecordovatimes and @emilymesnerphoto on Instagram.