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This is Namu from the Ocean.  The large buildings on the left are the remains of the fish processing
plant.  To the right is the hotel and then the entertainment build and bunk house.

The buildings to the right need a little explanation.
The hotel as someone correctly stated was never a hotel but a bunk house for the plant. There was another bunk house of equal size up the hill on the way to the lake which was closed when I lived in Namu in the late 50's and 60's. The entertainment building housed a 5 pin bowling alley ( I used to set pins as a kid in the early 60's) and a dance hall and movie theatre.
During the 60's I would be the DJ for the Saturday night dances and also the projectionist whenever we had a movie.
The building to the right was a mess hall and all the lunches and late night sandwiches for those working in the cannery would come from there.

The little building to the far right was the last building before you went over the "bridge of no return" and it was the jail.

on the other side of the bridge was the indian village and thn further along was the japanese village and last but not least the oil docks.

David Potter
Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 16:28:48


Date: Wednesday, August 1st, 2001
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor
Photographer: John Harvey
Tag: small town, coast
Larger image: 2000 x 1324

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