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California company to buy Icicle Seafoods

...of Dillingham. Icicle was founded in Petersburg in 1965 after a group of fishermen and employees bought the Pacific American Fisheries cannery. Since then, the company has become a leading competitor in a state that accounts for more than half...
Thorstenson, Icicle Seafoods founder, dies

...rose from assistant cannery superintendent in Petersburg to general superintendent of all Alaska operations of Pacific American Fisheries. When Pacific American decided to sell out in 1956, Thorstenson formed a group of fisherman to purchase the...
Fishing industry leader Gordon Jensen dead at 85

...He and a small group of fellow fishermen started Icicle Seafoods Inc. in 1965. The group assumed the old Pacific American Fisheries cannery in Petersburg, which was slated to go out of business at the time. Now based in Seattle, Icicle is...
Palin proclaims Aug. 6-12 Excursion Inlet Week

...and vendors. Located about 40 miles northwest of Juneau, the original Excursion Inlet cannery was built by Pacific American Fisheries in 1908 and burned down in 1948.


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