Welcome to the historic J.O. Hanthorn Cannery! The Hanthorn Cannery is the oldest fish processing plant remaining on the lower Columbia River. Our facility houses a collection of historic equipment and documents that is second only to the Columbia River Maritime Museum in the region. Many of these resources are accessible to the public at our museum, located at what is now called Pier 39, in historic Astoria, Oregon.
The Hanthorn Cannery Foundation was founded in 2003 by former workers and managers of the Columbia River Packers Association (CRPA) and the Bumble Bee Seafood Corporation to commemorate the work done by thousands of employees who worked there between 1875 and the late 20th century. Bumble Bee Seafoods was founded in Astoria, Oregon, and closed its headquarters there in 1981.