Port Penn Cannery
While on the walking tour of Port Penn there are some interesting pieces of history to see along the way. While at the old Port Penn school house I noticed something about the local cannery. Unfortunately, the building is no longer visible, where the building once stood is an empty lot. The Port Penn history shows the community was full of hard working citizens.
The cannery workers were important to the economy. The W.B. & J.S. Zacheis, Inc. served as a major employer for the community. It set directly across the street from the Port Penn schoolhouse on Market Street. It opened in the early 1900’s until sometime after WW II, canning peaches, tomatoes and other local produce. Not only selling their product locally but exporting them to markets beyond Pennsylvania and Maryland.