Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

Strong Eulachon Run Brings Bounty of Oil

 

Viva Landry stirs a vat of cooking eulachon at 4 Mile Haines Highway last weekend. Landry and husband David were at the site, rendering eulachon the filled 2.5 loads from a small pickup truck into about 35 gallons of the oil, a traditional condiment and health tonic among Tlingit people. A second surge of Chilkoot eulachon has doubled a previous estimate for this year's return. Tom Morphet photo.



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