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Lockeport Cannery

Lockeport cannery buildings with workers on the dock in front. "Lockeport" is painted on the side of one of the buildings.

Workers unloading supplies from a steamship at the Lockeport Cannery. Photo was taken from on board the ship by Alec Reid, engineer at the Alliford Bay Cannery. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Archives 1997.009.004

1918-1919 and 1927-1940s

52°43’43.3″N 131°48’46.6″W

  • Built in 1918 in Klunkwoi Bay of Moresby Island  in the Haida Gwaii archipelago by the Lockeport Canning Co.
  • Operated for one season before going into liquidation
  • Closed in 1919 due to the market downturn after the end of WWI when the European demand for canned salmon fell
  • Leased by the Canadian Fishing Co. starting in 1923 and purchased by the Canadian Fishing Co. in 1927
  • Closed in the 1940s