Sockeye and the Age of Sail

More than gold, more than furs, salmon was the lure that led men north. And, at the turn of the Twentieth Century, the Alaska Packers Association dominated the Pacific salmon industry from San Francisco to Bristol Bay, beyond the Aleutian Chain. In the Alaska territory, where frontier capitalism was utterly unfettered, the salmon cartel used its size, its capital and its Great Star Fleet to subdue the competition. Sign on with the APA and board the last square-rigged ships to work the Pacific Coast, travel to the remotest corner of American industry, brail the traps and haul the gillnets as you enjoy Sockeye and the Age of Sail. DVD-Video

Alaska History Series