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Jim Luther and Cutler Crowell barbecue salmon
Jim Luther and Cutler Crowell barbecue salmon, July 3, 1999 Photo: Lee Tepper

The World's Largest Salmon Barbecue: A Tribute to Michael Maahs

The world's largest salmon barbecue is a day-long annual barbecue at Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. More than 5,000 pounds of fish, 5,000 ears of corn, 1,000 pounds of salad, and 850 loaves of bread are served. The event raises funds in support of the Salmon Restoration Association's efforts to replenish the salmon in northern California coastal waters. The project is dedicated to Michael Maahs who dedicated his life to salmon restoration efforts. In March 2000, Mr. Maahs met an untimely death doing what he loved most, fishing.

The project is documented with 22 pages of text, 16 photographs and 16 slides.

Originally submitted by: Mike Thompson, Representative (1st District).

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