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AE Capital City Weekly The salmon industry rushed to meet the needs for canned salmon when World War I began to escalate. This became a staple food for the soldiers in the trenches. Because of this, two short-lived canneries were built in 1918 at Washington Bay, which indents Admiralty Island on its northwest shore off Chatham Strait.

Southeast History: Washington Bay canneries

Pitching salmon into an Iron Chink that butchered the salmon.
Photo Courtesy Pat Roppel
Pitching salmon into an Iron Chink that butchered the salmon.
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