HOONAH -- Representatives of a cruise ship destination near Hoonah say a day for "neighbors" will be held Saturday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a cannery that was later transformed into the current tourist attraction.
Residents of Juneau and Gustavus can buy round-trip tickets for catamaran transportation to and from Icy Strait Point. Fishermen who once delivered fish to the cannery will discuss those days during a lunchtime event at the Cookhouse Restaurant.
The cruise port is owned by the village Native corporation for Hoonah, a largely Tlingit community of 765 people. Icy Strait Point occasionally holds "Neighbors Day" events.
Icy Strait Point buildings were transformed from the Hoonah Packing Co. cannery that was built in 1912 and operated until 1953. Icy Strait Point opened in 2004.