ALASKA PACKERS ASSO.
The Alaska Packers Assocation was a San Francisco based canner of Alaskan salmon that operated from 1891 to 1982.
The Association (APA) was formed to consolidate a salmon canning industry that was in over-production. The APA successfully managed supply and marketed their products to increase demand. The company was famous for maintaining a fleet of tall, masted sailing ships well into the 20th century before finally succumbing to steam power.
In the early 20th century, canned salmon represented over 80% of the Alaska territory's revenues.