Excursion Inlet, Icy Strait

Excursion Inlet was originally the site of an Alaska Native village, and since 1891, a fish cannery located near the mouth of the inlet, about 40 miles (64 km) west of Juneau. The current facility, owned by Ocean Beauty, was constructed in 1918 and is one of the largest and most successful canneries in Alaska. It mostly processes pink and chum salmon, as well as salmon roe, salmon caviar, halibut and sablefish. This site was expanded during World War II by the U.S. Army as a major marine terminal capable of handling large ocean-going cargo ships and thousands of soldiers to support the war in the Aleutian Islands. The only access is by boat and small plane. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Excursion Inlet.