Gillnetters at Cassiar Cannery
Storing gillnetters ashore for the winter, at Cassiar Cannery outside Prince Rupert. These were probably taken either before or during WWII, some of the boats have round front proper pilothouses, but many are still the little square one-man box. Also they all seem to have the outside horns on the stern roller, before the taller outside rollers came along. We see the vertical boat hoist in action and the hand dollies and haywire tractor used to move the boats around. Many of these boats were built by the Wahl’s in Prince Rupert, but a few were built right in the cannery. Photos from the collection of Don Macmillan.