Samuel Elmore Cannery
Elmore, Samuel, Cannery
Formerly listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Samuel Elmore Cannery while it was in operation, with a "Bumble Bee" sign hanging above the door
|Location||On the waterfront at the foot of Flavel St., Astoria, Oregon|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||66000638|
|Added to NRHP||November 13, 1966|
|Designated NHL||November 13, 1966|
|Removed from NRHP||July 16, 1993|
The home of "Bumble Bee" brand tuna, it was the longest continuously-operated salmon cannery in the United States, from its construction in 1898 until decommissioning in 1980. The canned salmon industry was a cornerstone of the Northwest's resource-based economy from the late 1860s until after World War II. Amidst declining salmon stocks, the cannery diversified into tuna in the 1930s. Due to structural deterioration, the building was slated for demolition in 1991, and it burned in 1993.
- Sue H. Elmore (ship)
- List of canneries
- List of National Historic Landmarks in Oregon
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Clatsop County, Oregon
- National Park Service (July 23, 1993), Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 7/12/93 through 7/16/93 (PDF), retrieved September 25, 2015.
- National Park Service, National Historic Landmark Program: Samuel Elmore Cannery, archived from the original on September 26, 2015, retrieved May 24, 2016.