Congressional Edition Volume 3852

Congressional Edition Volume 3852

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Island fisheries. The pack this season was much less than heretofore. The force employed at the Ugauuk cannery is 80 whites and 100 Chinese, who are usually taken up from the Karluk establishment, the season at Uganuk being rarely more than six weeks in length. From Uganuk the Perry went to the village of Afognak, on the island of that name, 35 miles from Uganuk. Afognak Island is a Government reservation. The order making it such forbids the taking of salmon in its waters; but it has been commonly understood that nobody respects the prohibition. I did not find anyone engaged in fishing at the time of my visit, but the explanation was that there were no salmon to be had at that time, and not that the packing companies had grown law-abiding. All of them had had gangs fishing in the waters about the island earlier in the season, and had also bought fish of the natives. This subject and others connected with the Afognak Reservation will be treated at length elsewhere in this report, as the subject is of sufficient importance in all of its complex phases to command special consideration and the utmost particularity in the description of the situation existing there. From Afognak the Perry sailed for Ghignik Bay, 180 miles distant, arriving there July 21. Here are located three canneries, one each owned by the Pacific Steam Whaling Company, the Alaska Packers' Association and Hume Bros. & Hume. Of the former George Landsburgh is superintendent. The cannery was established in 1896, and employs 80 whites and 60 Chinamen. The Hume cannery is under the superintendence of one of the firm, was established in 1896, and employs 54 whites and 65 Chinamen. These two are in Chignik Bay proper and within a few hundred yards of each other. That of the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742559
  • 9781236742551