Bell Buoy of Seaside
From the Ocean to Your Table
Bell Buoy of Seaside is one of the last remaining canneries on the Oregon Coast. We can all of our seafood in-house and we are the only establishment in the state of Oregon authorized to clean and sell razor clams wholesale. Dan Smith has been the chief canner for 40 years and uses the original canning machine to can all Buoy products. You can purchase our canned fish, including our award winning tuna, at our seafood market or online.
Lids are added to the top of each can using a Canco seamer designed in 1927 and manufactured shortly thereafter. (90 years old and still hums along at 40 cans a minute!) The cans are then cooked in our retort machine for 90 minutes to finish the process.
A warm welcome to Bell Buoy of Seaside from me, Trent Hartill, owner of The Buoy. If you are looking for fresh seafood direct from the boat, we have a variety of seasonal favorites; from our popular Dungeness crab to Seaside razor clams and fresh salmon, you will find treasures from the sea in our seafood market, that make tasty souvenirs.
Take some time to explore the coast in Seaside and Astoria, where history lurks around every corner. Discover the iconic Peter Iredale shipwreck and explore the docks and piers in Astoria, which are still home to many canneries that have been remodeled and are now restaurants and museums. Learn more about the history of our family-owned seafood market in this article.
Enjoy your visit to our little corner of the world!