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August 24, 2023



August 24, 1923 – Pioneering the way for direct shipment of canned salmon from Alaskan ports to the eastern coast of the United States via the Panama Canal, the big steamer Commercial Traveler was in Petersburg this week loading 25,000 cases of salmon from Petersburg Packing Company. She also landed 15,000 cases of empties for the same concern. From here the steamer will go to Union Bay, Ketchikan, and Hidden Inlet and will have a cargo of about 115,000 cases before leaving Alaska. She will complete general cargo at Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco and then start east, delivering cargo at...



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