Canneries have provided necessary services, merchandise and retail items to fisherman, cannery workers and the year round residents of local villages. Traditional inventory would range from rain gear and coffee to clothing and grubstakes. In addition to providing the essentials the Alaska Packers Association also frequently brought in seasonal items such as Christmas stockings that would be made available during the winter and extended credit to their dedicated local fisherman against the catch of the upcoming season. Cannery stores like the one that operated at NN offered essentials that would have otherwise been largely unavailable because of the remote locations of the canneries in the Bristol Bay region.
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