|That's the Sea Lion Express, the boat we travel in for this tour|
After a tour of the cannery, guests board a bus for the trip back to town. The road ends just before the cannery so they is a short nature walk through the forest and across a bridge with nice waterfall. The bus stops at Saxman Village to see the totem poles.
|This is an old dormitory|
My part of the tour is on the water. While it covers some of the same materials as the Misty Fjords tour in terms of the geologic history, I emphasise the diversity of ecosystems which give rise to the rich fishing of these waters. That way it ties in well with the cannery tour.
When this was a functioning cannery there was no road to the site. Workers arrived by boat and were housed in dormitories on the site. Early contract Chinese workers were used, then Filipino workers, as well as Native Americans and Anglos who were from South East Alaska. The cannery buildings are in good repair but the dormitories and other outbuildings, except one where the caretaker lives, are no longer safe to enter. But they are interesting to look at from the outside and to photograph.
|Today fishermen store equipment at the site. Our captain stores his dungeness crab pots here and uses them in the winter months.|
|At low tide, the ramp is steep.|
|View up from the dock at low tide|