Timber and fishing used to be very lucrative throughout southeast Alaska. Now timber is nonexistent and the cannery shut down and sold off most it's machinery in Metlakatla. There is still a cold storage that processes a nominal amount of seafood including the relatively new sea cucumber and urchin harvests. There is talk of the cannery maybe reopening next year. Over the years MANY of us worked the cannery. It was sort of a rite of passage for a young person and it included great socializing and camaraderie among the townsfolk. Fun!
The town used to be nothing but boardwalks before streets were put in. Most were elevated unlike this one. The last remnants of some leading down to the cannery.
A boathouse next to the cannery.
Looking out of the boathouse.
Alrighty then. In wrapping up my time in Metlakatla we'll start with another Comet shot then go into some of the best sunset shots I've gotten down there in a long long time. I was lucky enough to get some pretty good ones in the past on slide film that were fun to look at on the big screen.