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'Sailing for Salmon' author to give talk Wednesday at the state historical library

Posted: May 4, 2011 - 7:39pm
   Tim Troll
Tim Troll

The Alaska Historical Library will host Tim Troll, author of “Sailing for Salmon: The Early Years of Commercial Fishing in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, 1884-1951,” on Wednesday, May 4, for a lunchtime lecture. The book is a combination of photographs and text that describes a time when salmon fishing was done in sailboats called Bristol Bay double-enders. The use of motorized boats was allowed beginning in 1951.

Troll’s exhibit of photographs of the early days of commercial fishing in Bristol Bay – called “Sailing for Salmon — is currently on display at the Anchorage Museum.

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