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