Historic Vessel Used in Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery Still Sailing in California

Adam Kane, KDLG – Dillingham

More than 100 years ago, the primary link between Bristol Bay and the outside world was through very large sailboats that would make the long voyage north every spring and then head south again each fall before the ice returned.  One of the ships that used to sail to the Nushagak River from San Francisco every year was the Star of India. Surprisingly, the Star of India is still afloat and sail-ready today in San Diego, California. KDLG’s Adam Kane sheds some light on the interesting history of the vessel.

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