There will be an upcoming video interview with my father Fred Wong about his experiences working at the Alitak salmon cannery where he spent most of his 54 summers as the foreman. He will be discussing how he got started working up there during his summers off from teaching along with the living conditions, the various cannery duties of the workers, and changes that he’s seen in his 54 summers up there.
In the meantime, please check out his personal story that’s posted on the website along with my own experiences as one of his daughters working in the same cannery for 5 summers. Both stories are found under the “Personal Accounts” tab at the top of the page.
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Thanks for sharing some of your family’s history at Alitak. I worked with Fred for most of my seasons at Alitak, my last one being in 2010. He always took the time to call me in the off season. What a great person he is! I also remember you and your sisters as well. You might remember my nickname “Deke”.
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Hello! Thank you for your comment. I hope everything is going well for you. I just published the video interview with dad with some interesting history of what it was like early on in his career in the cannery. Enjoy! Wishing you a Happy New Year!