An Aboriginal family relocates to a cannery town on Nootka Island for the summer, ca. 1920-1940. Find out why by visiting “C is for…The Cannery A-Z”. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives, G2001.009.170B.
A Chinese cannery worker slices the heads off salmon before they are fed into the E.A. Smith butchering machine. This worker was one of the lucky few to keep his job when the machine revolutionized the canning line. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives, CFC-3-21-9.
Those don’t look like salmon! Anyone who’s ever tasted a herring knows that they’re dealing with a love-it or hate-it dining experience. The herring in this BC gillnetter, ca. 1970s, could have been bound for a variety of different processes, some designed to amplify the taste, others to disguise it from picky eaters. Gulf of […]