Samuel Elmore Cannery

in Astoria, United States

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Astoria Riverwalk, Astoria, OR 97103, USA
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N46° 11' 30" W123° 50' 45"   (46.191666666667, -123.84583333333)
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Samuel Elmore Cannery was a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Astoria, Oregon that was designated in 1966 but was delisted in 1993.The home of "Bumble Bee" brand tuna, it was the longest continuously-operated salmon cannery in the United States, from its construction in 1898 until decommissioning in 1980. The canned salmon industry was a cornerstone of the Northwest's resource-based economy from the late 1860s until after World War II. Amidst declining salmon stocks, the cannery diversified into tuna in the 1930s. Due to structural deterioration, the building was slated for demolition in 1991, and it burned in 1993.


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Samuel Elmore Cannery

Address: Astoria Riverwalk, Astoria, OR 97103, USA