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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish9985

Unloading salmon 18 miles up the Naknek River to sell their fish at a temporary buying station located at the BCF King Salmon base grounds. Fish delivered at this point were iced down in 6,000 pound containers and air freighted to Anchorage aboard giant Hercules aircraft in about 48,000 pound lots. That season approximately 1.5 million pounds was airlifted in this manner.

Image ID: fish9985, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Alaska, Bristol Bay area, Naknek River
Photographer: J. M. Olson BCF

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