Alaska Ocean Coveralls


Fish processors, laboratory staff, inspectors, supervisors, and others who work in the factory aboard the Alaska Ocean wear royal blue coveralls like these when on duty. These polyester coveralls are worn over other clothing to maintain standards of hygiene in the factory. Some processors change their coveralls several times during their daily 12-hour shift, which can extend to kicker shifts of an additional three hours. Because clean coveralls are always in demand, the factory’s laundry crew keeps the industrial washers and dryers running continuously. The coveralls, with the words Alaska Ocean emblazoned across the back, zip up the front and are typically worn tucked into boots.

Date Made: 2006Associated Date: 2007

Used: McFarland, ThelmaMaker: Fristads

Place Made: NorwayAssociated Place: United States: AlaskaNorth PacificBering SeaUnited States: Pacific CoastUnited States: Washington

Related Event: Contemporary United States

Subject: Fishing

See more items in: Work and Industry: Maritime, Clothing & Accessories, Work, Industry & Manufacturing, Natural Resources, On the Water exhibit

Exhibition: On the Water

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Web Publication:

Related Publication: On the Water online exhibition

Credit Line: Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0178.20Catalog Number: 2007.0178.20Accession Number: 2007.0178

Object Name: coveralls

Physical Description: 85% polyester, 15% cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 62 in x 56 1/2 in x 1 in; 157.48 cm x 143.51 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_1330201

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