Journey to Ketchikan
A man by the name of Edward Clifford Phillips (born 1890) worked on fish docks in Grimsby in the United Kingdom. He was 1 of 11 children, and his wife, Mary Jane, was 1 of 12 children. Both were born into English fishermen families, and proud to have supplied seafood for customers in London since the 19th century.
They left England right before World War I in 1913 and moved to Pender Harbor, BC Canada. They were amazed by the rich seafood bounty the Pacific Northwest had, and the variety of species.
They packed their bags, and moved once again to Ketchikan in search of the highest quality of fish, while remaining connected with the British Columbia seafood market.