THE BLOCKADE BEGINS
At first many canoes appeared and were turned away, but as time went by fewer and fewer canoes were sighted.
The blockade became even more effective once the Yankee traders learned of the blockade and sought to exploit it. They set up a trading station across from Chootlk'aanoow on Catherine Island to the south. Even to this day it bears the name "Traders Bay." Trader canoes from all over the northern end of Southeast Alaska came to trade with the Yankee traders at Traders Bay.