Cook Inlet experienced an unprecedented glut of salmon. So much so that canneries could not begin to handle the harvest. Governor Egan negotiated with Japan allowing their processor ships to enter the Cook Inlet. The Cook Inlet gill-netter Kitten prepares to deliver its salmon catch to the Daishin Maru. American fishermen found the Japanese easy to do business with. Under conditions laid down by Governor Egan, the Japanese paid fishermen the prevailing Cook Inlet price for their salmon and could purchase only those fish which could not be handled by local canneries.
Cook Inlet, Alaska
Cheechako file photo
12.5 x 18 m
KPC Anthropology Lab
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