A. Booth & Sons Packing Company – 1884-1965

Presented by Bob Nelson.

This JMB presentation is a condensed biography of Bayfield’s largest ever purveyor of fish products in the Apostle Islands and outlying waters. The primary information source for this program was a series of articles (1884 – 1962) from the old Bayfield County Press.

You will learn about:

  • Mr. Alfred Booth’s history
  • Company tugboats and ships
  • Booth’s role in the excursion business
  • Long-time Operations Manager Justin A. Walstad
  • The hired hands, fishermen, and fisherwomen employed with Booth
  • A chronological ‘glance back” photo collage