On Monday, a devastating fire destroyed the historic Ilwaco Landing Cannery building on the waterfront in the fishing community of Ilwaco, Washington. The building and dock were gutted, and thousands of Dungeness crab pots destroyed.
It was a crushing blow to the local fishing community, slated to open the local crab season on February 1.
Today we’ll talk about some of the details of the fire, and efforts to help families who are reeling in the aftermath of the fire. PNW commercial fishing orgs up and down the coast are gathering gear to help fishermen replace what was lost.
Current fundraisers to help fishing families:
- The Ilwaco Tuna Club: https://gofund.me/be6c5dc7
- The FV Brandy– the Walters family https://gofund.me/e4fb0a2b
- The Chowder Stop in Long Beach Wash.is donating fund from sales: $2 from every cup of clam chowder sold starting Wednesday 1-24-2024 till the end of January will be donated to help with the disastrous fire that devastated our neighboring Ilwaco fishing community.