Petersburg ak dating
The shrimp are caught daily and delivered that same afternoon or evening, ensuring a fresh product.
They are then cooked, allowed to cool overnight, and had peeled the following day.
Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian entrepreneur from Aure, Norway was in the business of setting up fish canneries and salteries along the shores of Alaska’s inside passage.
In 1918, after going through bankruptcy proceedings, the Norway Packing Company reorganized as the Petersburg Packing Company, with Oscar Nicholson as superintendent.
He operated the cannery until 1933 when it was sold to Pacific American Fisheries.
In 1965, Bob Thorstenson organized a group of Petersburg residents and fishermen to purchase the cannery from PAF.
Having enjoyed many meals of succulent Petersburg shrimp, I was curious about his operation, and I introduced myself in his extremely cluttered, if not downright unruly, office.“What we have here,” said Dave, “is the last hand-peel shrimp operation on the West Coast. Ohmer, and his brother-in-law, the late Karl Sifferman, began this business in 1916, initially shipping product [whole shrimp] to Seattle for processing.
As we began, we are still today a small, family-type business.” I later learned that two present employees, “Mama” and “Papa” Kaino, had been employed at Alaskan Glacier Seafoods for more than a half century.), in his opinion, “is a bit more tasty than the outside-waters variety.
He also brought Chinese people to Petersburg to work in the cannery.