Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were

 


July 1, 1920

That Wrangell is to have a crab canning plant is an assured fact, according to A. H. Range of Portland who was here last week working on the proposition. Mr. Range recently patented a machine for extracting crabmeat from the shells by means of compressed air. One of these machines will do the work of 15 hand pickers. This invention puts the crab canning business on an entirely new basis. After Mr. Range outlined his proposition, C. M. Coulter, the local fish buyer, was asked if he thought there was a plentiful supply in this locality. Mr. Coulter replied, “I fished crabs in t...



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