Snug Harbor Cannery

It’s only been a few weeks since my return from Chisik Island and Snug Harbor Cannery. I’m never quite sure when I leave if it will be the last or not but I’ve come to the realization that I’m now bound to this place like so many before me. And for those of us that keep coming back year after year I think there’s a special bond created by that ‘something’ which we recognize in each other. Those that I call friends from this place are much more then friends; they’re family.

Snug Harbor Cannery

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Snug Harbor Cannery

Look through my previous blog posts and you’ll find a bit of the history around this place. Other place to look would be the photography book I published a few years back. No need to rehash here, but let’s just say this place drips with history. Over the years much has been cleaned up and refurbished, but you still feel the ghost of years past here. Or maybe I’m just being overly sensitive. (I always thought a talented writing could spin one heck of a tale here!)

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. – Lord Acton

I spent a month on the island looking after the camp and the guest which were for the most part the geologists from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Now that I’m back home and have some time on my hands I’ll write more about their program and the really interesting work they were doing, but for now I hope you can enjoy this photograph I took from atop the island looking down on the complex.

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