The Kukak Bay Cannery was a commercial razor clam canning operation on the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula. The cannery operated intermittently from 1922 to 1951, with its most active years before 1936, when most of its complex was destroyed by fire.

Kukak Cannery Archeological Historic District
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
An overgrown boardwalk at the cannery site
Kukak Bay Cannery is located in Alaska
Kukak Bay Cannery
LocationKukak Bay, Alaska, Katmai National Park and Preserve,
Coordinates58°19′1″N 154°11′19″W / 58.31694°N 154.18861°W / 58.31694; -154.18861
AreaLess than one acre
Built1923 (1923)
Built byHemrich Packing Company
NRHP reference No.03000192[1]
AHRS No.XMK-00060
Added to NRHPApril 7, 2003
Siliqua patula, the Pacific razor clam

The remains of the cannery are located on the shores of Kukak Bay, an inlet providing some shelter from the harsh weather of the area.

The cannery property formally became part of Katmai National Park and Preserve in 1931, and was designated an archaeological historic district, comprising 18 contributing sites, on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1] It is monitored regularly by park rangers, but is deteriorating due to the weather.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Kukak Cannery Archeological Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved January 21, 2015.