From the oral histories taken from west side residents, past and present, a series of short audio stories were created.  These were combined with the photographs taken in 2015, photos provided by the interviewees and from the Kodiak Historical Society Archives to create short videos.  Watch them below!

Trapping a Live Bear: Judge Roy Madsen

Growing Up At The Cannery: Christy Fox-Allen


Wet Feet for Thanksgiving: Jeanne Shepherd


The Mail Plane at Village Islands: Linda Lindberg

No Experience, Plenty of Will: Alberta Laktonen

Fishing in the 1940s: Deedie Pearson

Exxon Ruined the Season: David Little

Wild Times at Packers Spit: Dianne Herman

Old Time Setnetting: Weston Fields


Coast Guard Rescue: Jim Toteff


The Day the Skiff Swamped: Jane Petrich


Canning Line Tour: Dexter Lorance


Tumbled Down Shack: Bud Lather


Rebuilding After a Landslide: Tollef Monson


Silly Moments During Salmon Season: Lacey Berns


Oil Spill Memories: Mark Thissen


Fishermen Owned the Cannery: Pam and Dave Pingree


West Side Roots: Virgina Abston