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Alaskan author visits town to talk about salmon traps


Jess Field / Petersburg Pilot

Author and historian James Mackovjak signs copies of his latest book "Alaska Salmon Traps" at the Clausen Museum on Tuesday night. Mackovjak spent time talking with locals and reminiscing about the fishing industry in Petersburg. The author also donated a piece of trap wire to the Clausen Museum.

Alaska author and historian James Mackovjak's latest book, "Alaska Salmon Traps" details the sordid history of salmon traps, and the lasting impression they left within the state. This week, Mackovjak traveled to Petersburg to give a presentation about his book to over 20 locals at the Public Library, and then took time for a book signing and reception hosted by the Clausen Museum.

In 1889, Congress outlawed barricades as a means for catching fish, but salmon traps slipped through the cracks because they only took up a portion of shoreline. Some traps extended a half-mile from shore, but di...

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