Old Steveston Lives On!

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The Gulf of Georgia Cannery, located in the fishing village of Steveston British Columbia, was built in 1894. For many years it was the largest and perhaps the busiest cannery on the Steveston waterfront, packing more than 2.5 million cans of salmon in 1897. That’s a lot o fish.

The cannery ceased operations in the late 1970s, but by then, the site had fallen into disrepair. (I took these photos around 1980 or so with an old polaroid – pretty scary-lookin’).

Luckily, the Federal Gov’t stepped up and purchased the property in 1979, and it’s now a National Historic Site and museum. If you’re in the area, check it out! – More info here