CLAXTON, 30 km southeast of PRINCE RUPERT on Telegraph Pass, was the first of the SKEENA R canneries built beyond the protected waters of the river mouth and closer to the fishing grounds. It was established by Royal Canadian Packing Co in 1892 and later owned by Wallace Bros and BC PACKERS; it closed in 1944. A SAWMILL, built in 1893, made boxes for several Skeena canneries. See also FISHING, COMMERCIAL; SALMON CANNING.
by Andrew Scott

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