West Side Stories

Stories stretch from Kupreanof to Karluk, weaving in and out of Uganik and Uyak Bays. During the summer of 2015, Anjuli Grantham of the Kodiak Historical Society/ Baranov Museum visited west side fish camps, lodges, canneries, and bush residents to collect oral histories. Fishermen, cannery workers, guides and others shared their personal stories of living and working on the west side, describing a remarkable place and uncommon way of life. The following are snippets of the collected stories.

Thanks to project partners and sponsors, including the Kodiak Historical Society/ Baranov Museum, Kodiak Public Broadcasting, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Salmon Project, Kodiak Maritime Museum, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Alaska Humanities Forum, and Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council.