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A cannery ... burned to the ground.
A whistle blows, salty fisherman pause their work for a mug-up, and dances are held in the recreation hall whenever a steamship ties up to the wharf.
Port Ashton is rich in Alaska history, with many artifacts still found by beachcombers on the island.
Click the link below to learn about one woman's account of working at Port Ashton Packing Co. in the summers.
The Franklin Packing Co opens the Port Ashton Packing Company, a herring saltery and a salmon cannery
The plant is taken over by the Shepard Point Packing Co.