Salmon Cannery

Salmon Cannery (HMA8G)

Location: West Sacramento, CA 95605 Yolo County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 34.986', W 121° 30.527'

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West Sacramento River Walk

This is the historic site of the first salmon cannery established on the Pacific Coast. Begun in 1864 by William and George Hume and Andrew Hapgood on a barge moored to the bank, the cannery processed salmon harvested along the rivers - with gill nets and spears - as they migrated up the Sacramento and American Rivers. In comparison, most of today's salmon are harvested in the ocean before they begin to migrate back up stream.
Hapgood, Hume and Company ran the cannery for 3 years before moving on, founding major cannery operations in the Pacific Northwest. In 1882, 20 canneries worked the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay.

As well as being delivered by land, canned salmon was delivered to various destinations in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas via small boats similar to the one shown in this photo.
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HM NumberHMA8G
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Placed ByCity of West Sacramento
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 629884 N 4271568
Decimal Degrees38.58310000, -121.50878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.986', W 121° 30.527'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 59.16" N, 121° 30' 31.62" W
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Area Code(s)916, 530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 651 2nd St, West Sacramento CA 95605, US
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