The Hanthorn Cannery Foundation was established in 2003. Founding members are the workers of the Columbia River Packers Association (CRPA) and the Bumble Bee Seafood Corporation and their families. The Hanthorn Cannery began business at this facility in 1875, and the Columbia River Packers Association operated it for much of the 20th century. Bumble Bee Seafoods was founded in Astoria, Oregon and closed its headquarters here in 1981. The Foundation is located in the Historic Hanthorn Cannery, now called Pier 39.