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Community hopes to save historic cannery in Kake


KAKE (AP) — The southeast Alaska community of Kake is trying to save its historic Keku Cannery.

The cannery was named one of the nation's most endangered historic places earlier this year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Gary Williams, the executive director of the Organized Village of Kake, fears the run-down building will collapse. He said if it comes down, it would be a disaster, with asbestos getting into clam beds and affecting subsistence fishing.

Williams recently guided some visitors — including a representative for Sen. Mark Begich and the governor's rural affai...

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