Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A salmon cannery salute to Bob Thorstenson Sr.

On July 28 we reported the passing of Bob Thorstenson Sr., a founder of Icicle Seafoods Inc.

The Petersburg Pilot, the local newspaper in the Southeast Alaska town where Icicle began in 1965, had this today on its Web site:

"Tuesday, at four p.m., production at PFI (Icicle's Petersburg Fisheries Inc. plant) was halted and the steam whistle was sounded in honor of Bob Thorstenson, the company’s founder. The whistle is traditionally only blown to mark summer production surpassing 100,000 cases of canned salmon."

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