Sharing Our Home Away from Home
Willie Porter first visited Snug Harbor Outpost at eight years old.
His father paid the cannery owners at the time to borrow and fish their boats. After a day out on the water, Willie and his father brought their catch of salmon and halibut back to Snug Harbor Outpost where they shared with the other families who were staying on the island or anchored off the pier. They cooked, ate, celebrated, and reveled in the haul and from then on, Willie found himself spending his summers at Snug Harbor Outpost.
This summer tradition was passed on to his sons, Abe and Eli, and they, along with many other fishing families, would keep the community in the middle of nowhere alive, becoming a part of a decades-old culture started in the early 1900s when the cannery was operational.
When the cannery became available for sale, the Porter Family knew in their hearts that they could not pass up the opportunity to own the magical place that was so deeply rooted in their family history. Literal blood, sweat, and tears have been poured into Snug Harbor to accomplish their goal of sharing this magical place with others.
Even out in the middle of nowhere, there’s a community here and family that cares deeply about the experience that you’re going to have. Visitors never leave disappointed, truly having seen wild Alaska for all it’s worth.