North Pacific Cannery

North Pacific Cannery (HM5UX)

Location: Midway, BC 31320 Skeena-Queen Charlotte
Country: Canada

N 54° 11.682', W 130° 13.487'

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Salmon canning stimulated economic development on this coast. North Pacific is the oldest West Coast cannery still standing. From here the Bell-Irving family shipped high quality salmon directly to England before 1900. Typical of most canneries in its isolation and operations, North Pacific relied more on native labour than those close to urban centres, was slower to adopt new technology, and had lower production costs. Ethnically-segregated living and work areas divided Chinese, Indian, Japanese and white labour. The main cannery structure, completed in 1895, remains essentially unaltered.

Les conserveries de saumon ont stimul? l'?conomie de la c?te du Pacifique. La North Pacific est la plus anciennne conserverie du nord qui subsiste encore. C'est d'ici que, avant 1900, la famille Bell-Irving exportait du saumon de qualit? vers l'Angleterre. ? l'instar des conserveries du nord, la North Pacific embaucha davantage d'Am?rindiens que celles du sud, fut plus lente ? adopter la technologie moderne, et enregistra des co?ts de production plus bas. Les ouvriers am?rindiens, chinois, japonais, et blancs vivaient et travaillaient dans de secteurs s?par. Achev? en 1895, l'?difice principal est demeur? presque inchang
HM NumberHM5UX
Year Placed1983
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)9U E 420093 N 6005877
Decimal Degrees54.19470000, -130.22478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 11.682', W 130° 13.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 11' 40.92" N, 130° 13' 29.22" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1550 Skeena Dr, Midway BC 31320, CA
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