Gulf of Georgia Canning Company

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Gulf of Georgia Canning Company

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The Gulf of Georgia Cannery was established by the Gulf of Georgia Canning Company in Steveston in 1894. By 1897 the cannery operated two production lines and ranked as the second largest cannery in British Columbia. In 1902 canning operations expanded to three canning lines. In 1929 canning operations ceased temporarily and the cannery was used as a net loft and gear locker. From 1943 to 1947, Gulf of Georgia canned herring; then after 1947 it was used for seine and gillnet lofts. In 1978 the Gulf of Georgia Cannery was designated as a national historic site, representing West Coast fisheries.


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