The Alaska History Series

The Alaska History Series is comprised of the following 8 titles. They have been a collaborative effort between Bob Thorstenson, the Alaska seafood industry's favorite son, and writer-producer John Sabella.

The Great Age of Salmon and the PAF
The Days of Salmon Traps and Fish Pirates
The Longline Pioneers
The Salmon Capitol of the World
Pots of Gold
Petersburg: The Town that Fish Built
Sockeye and the Age of Sail
Centuries of Fish

The Thorstenson-Sabella Project Documentary Titles and Interviews:
Great Age of Salmon and the PAF: Produced in Conjunction with the Whatcom Museum Society, 1994 Stan Tarrant, Alaska pioneer, president, Pacific American Fisheries Company Galen Biery, Lifelong PAF employee

The Days of Salmon Traps & Fish Pirates: Produced in Conjunction with Whatcom Parks Foundation, 1995 Clem Tillion, Former Alaska Fish Czar Carl Goodbrandson, Puget Sound trap man Fred Gunderson, Alaska trap man Helge Thordarson, Puget Sound trap man Mike Goodman, Puget Sound trap man Phil Hastin, Alaska trap man

The Longline Pioneers: Produced in Conjunction with the Nordic Heritage Museum, 1996 Andrew Ness, Longline fisherman Carl Servold, Longline fisherman Gordon Jensen, Longline fisherman Harold Lokken, Former manager, Fishing Vessel Owners Association Bob Alverson, Manager, Fishing Vessel Owner’s Association Dr. Don McCaughran, Former director, International Pacific Halibut Commission Stan Johansen, Longline Fisherman

The Salmon Capital of the World: Produced in Conjunction with Cape Fox Native Corporation, 1996 Alec Brindle, CEO Wards Cove Packing Company Martin Perez, Tlingit fisherman Carl Aspelund, lifelong cannery man Tillie Kushnik, Tlingit elder George S. James, Tlingit fisherman Roy & Ame Berg, Trap, cannery watchmen Ben Fleenor, Trap pirate

Petersburg, The Town that Fish Built: Produced in Conjunction with the Clausen Museum, 1998 Syd Wright, Alaska educator, story teller Leo Ness, Petersburg fisherman Ruby Martens, Lifelong Petersburg resident John Enge, son of Petersburg pioneers Geri Frink, Petersburg pioneer, fisherwoman Patty Ohmer, daughter of Earl Ohmer, legendary Petersburg character

Pots of Gold: The Profit and the Sorrow: Produced in Conjunction with the Nordic Heritage Museum, 1996 Chuck Bundrant, CEO Trident Seafoods Corporation Bart Eaton, Vice President, Trident Seafoods Corporation Bob Resoff, Russian Aleut from Ninilchik who made a fortune buying and selling companies. Got his start with poker winnings. Dick Pace, King crab pioneer with Pan Alaska Fisheries Ed Shields, Last vestige of the age of working sail Joe Kurtz, King crab fisherman Nils 'Cap' Tomsen, King crab pioneer Ole Hendricks, King crab fisherman Peter Schmidt, Founder MARCO Ron Jensen, CEO Pan Alaska Fisheries, Arctic Alaska Fisheries Lloyd Guffey, Crab fisherman Alec McGlashan, Unalaska native, 2nd harpooner on Norwegian whaler, crab fisherman, interned with family during World War II Lloyd Cannon, CEO All Alaskan Fisheries

Interviews transferred from film:
Lowell Thomas
Lowell Wakefield
Oscar Dyson

Sockeye and the Age of Sail, Story of the Alaska Packers Association: Produced in Conjunction with the Drayton Harbor Maritime Foundation, 2001 Art James, Longtime Alaska Packer’s Association employee Harold Huycke, Maritime historian Jim Wilkerson, Raised at Alaska Packers Association Semiahmoo plant Richard Sturgill, Director, Drayton Harbor Maritime Foundation Burt Issacson, Fisherman Bob & Sylvia Matevier, Longtime APA employees Ed Dunn, Longtime APA employee

Centuries of Fish: Seattle's Dynamic Distant Water Fishing Fleet: Produced in Conjunction with the Maritime Heritage Foundation, 2003 Warren Aakervik, Proprietor, Ballard Oil Bob Alverson, Manager Fishing Vessel Owner’s Association Dr. Lee Alverson, Fisheries Biologist, founder Natural Resources Consultants Bernt Bodal, CEO American Seafoods Group Karl Bratvold, Skipper, F/T Starbound Jim Cole, Maritime historian Barry Fisher, Trawl fisherman Dr. Bert Larkins, Former regional director, National Marine Fisheries Service, CEO Marine Resources Company Dr. Bruce Leaman, Director, International Pacific Halibut Commission Bob Morgan, Founder, Morpac Dr. Wally Pereyra, Fishery scientist, President Marine Resources Company, Chairman Arctic Storm Group John Sjong, Crab fisherman Jim Talbot, Owner Bellingham Cold Storage, Talbot Investment Company, founder Marine Resources Company Clem Tillion, Former Alaska Fish Czar Konrad Uri, Crab fisherman    206 714 4732
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