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Snug Harbor is a small bight on the west coast of Chisik Island, at the south end of Tuxedni Channel, on the western shore of Cook Inlet, and about 56 miles (90 km) southwest of Kenai, Alaska.
A cannery was built at Snug Harbor in 1919 for razor clams and salmon. The razor clams were hand dug and the salmon were originally caught in fish traps. These controversial traps were eventually outlawed and replaced by a gillnet fleet. The cannery was the only settlement in this part of Cook Inlet for decades.
A wharf facilitated the loading and unloading of freight but there was no business aside from that of the cannery. The cannery was closed in winter with only a caretaker resident. In the early days, even the timbers were removed from the wharf because the ice drifting back and forth through Tuxedni Channel would carry away the pilings. Today, the cannery is a wilderness lodge. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Snug Harbor and Chisik Island.