Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to
announce the park's next free In Their Footsteps program. This
presentation is Salmon Canneries in the Columbia River Estuary by Irene
Martin on Sunday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m.
Many fish canneries have operated in the Columbia River Estuary over the
years. Two Washington units of Lewis and Clark NHP, Dismal Nitch and
Middle Village-Station Camp, have historic fish processing sites in or near
them. Irene Martin's research has resulted in a wealth of cannery-related
photos, documents, artifacts, and stories that she will be sharing from.
Irene Martin is a historian and author whose most recent book Flight of the
Bumble Bee: The Columbia River Packers Association and a Century in
Pursuit of Fish chronicles the 1899-1980 history of Astoria's Bumble Bee
Seafoods. She has also written Legacy and Testament: the Story of Columbia
River Gillnetters and Beach of Heaven, a History of Wahkiakum County. She
has received the Washington Governor's Heritage Award and co-owns two
This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park
Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room
of Fort Clatsop's visitor center and are free of charge.