BC Packers

You should have seen us this summer when we were really busy; loads of two hundred thousand pounds a day for ten, twelve days. Then the blood is up, everybody is into it.

There was a time when this was the biggest fish freezing operation in the world. There’s a bigger plant in Sweden now, and the canning operation at the co-op is bigger with more modern, efficient equipment. But this is sort of a friendly place; most people who come to work have friends or relatives here.

Prince Rupert: cold storage worker, B.C. Packers plant, quoted in: Ulli Steltzer and Catherine Kerr, Coast of Many Faces (Douglas & McIntyre, 1979).

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Bruce Wishart
Whimsies. Sometimes about writing.
Sometimes about folklore. Sometimes
about the sea, or life on the coast.
And sometimes not.