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Sailing for Salmon

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Salmon fishing boats © Courtesy of Alaska State Museum
Sailing for Salmon
Curated by: John Branson, Tim Troll

395 Whittier Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
February 3rd, 2012 - March 10th, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.museums.state.ak.us/asm/asmho...
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
lisa.golisek@alaska.gov
PHONE:  
907.465.2901
OPEN HOURS:  
Summer 8:30am to 5:30pm daily, May 13, to mid-September. Winter hours 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday from September 27 to mid-May. Open free the first Friday of every month from 4:30 until 7pm
TAGS:  
artifacts, photography

DESCRIPTION

They were known as double-enders: wooden fishing boats with identically shaped bows and sterns that once sailed the waters of Bristol Bay from the late 1800s through the 1950s. This exhibit is an outgrowth of Tim Troll's book, "Sailing for Salmon," which contains photographs and essays from people who sailed for salmon. Sailing for Salmon was curated by Tim Troll and John Branson for the Pratt Museum, Homer. The Alaska State Museum has enhanced the exhibition with artifacts from its collections.