Trident puts its Clark's Point cannery on the market

Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2002

DILLINGHAM (AP) -- Trident Seafoods has put its Clark's Point cannery on the market.

This is the last summer the company will operate the Clark's Point facility, fish camp Superintendent Todd Lemay told KDLG in Dillingham.

The historic cannery is located south of Dillingham on Nushagak Bay. It has been used mainly as a fish camp, storing boats and providing services, bunkhouse rooms, ice, groceries and meal services.

Joe Clark has been the watchman at the cannery since 1947. He said the people of Clark's Point are worried about what the sale will mean. There is hope that some local group will buy the plant, Clark said.

Parts of the cannery were built in 1888. There hasn't been any fish processing there since the early 1950s.

Trident bought the plant in 1987. The company would not discuss a selling price because it is in negotiations.

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