LISTENING PROJECT: Karen Hofstad

In this Listening Project conversation Karen Hofstad talks about what it was like being a woman on a fishing boat in the 1960’s, just after Alaska Statehood.  She describes a typical day on the boat as a newlywed having just moved to Petersburg, as well as her growing family working together on the boat as the Fish and Game strives to restore depleted fish runs.   The interview continues to the present, now just after her 71st birthday, as she continues to expand her salmon label and can collection.  She has accrued over 250 salmon tins and thousands of paper labels, as well as other ephemera, maps, and voyage documents.