Tourists aboard the Alaska Steamship, SS Aleutian. The processing of fresh caught salmon at a cannery in Alaska
Alaska USA Date:1928 Duration:3 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The SS Aleutian, flagship of the Alaska Steamship Line. Passengers appear small as they walk on the deck of this large ship. Some travelers sit under umbrellas. Others enjoy the sun. But all are dressed fairly warmly. A large smoke stack protrudes through the center of the deck. Masts and other timbers seem suited for loading and unloading freightl. A fishing boat makes way across a mirror-like bay. A powered fishing boat tows a line of 17 dinghies each having a mast for sail. View from high point on a wharf, of large fishing boats tied up at a cannery dock. Fishermen unloading a catch of salmon into a hole in the dock, where the fish enter a conveyer that moves them into the cannery processing area. There men use pikes to move and sort them. Next men are seen cleaning and fileting the fish by hand at work stations equipped with water supplies. They place the filets on trays above their work stations. Women are seen canning smaller pieces of fish and placing them into boxes. The fish are then processed by belt-driven machinery that packs and seals the finished cans that then pass by a quality control inspector. Final scene shows a building standing on many tall stilts, in the water. Several men stand on the nearby shore.
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