Historic Cannery Row, Monterey - Part 1

Historic Cannery Row, Monterey - Part 1, Monterey, California (B)

"Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream."

So goes the opening line from John Steinbeck's seminal novel, Cannery Row, about a bygone era and the characters that filled it.

On this walk we'll trace the seam of Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Along the way we'll discover the real-life people he drew from in order to create his vivid characters.

We'll hear about the marine biologist Ed Ricketts, the man who was perhaps the greatest influence on Steinbeck's life, and the basis for one of the main characters in the book. We'll also pass by some of the real locations Steinbeck used as backdrops for his stories.

We'll explore how Cannery Row went quickly from a quaint fishing village to the center of a booming sardine industry filled with many canneries, and how that ultimately ended in economic collapse, fire and rusted ruins, only to be reborn into the commercial tourist hub it is today. 

On this walking tour we will explore Cannery Row and the surrounding area which includes the Steinbeck Plaza, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey InterContinental Hotel and San Carlos Beach.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Historic Cannery Row, Monterey - Part 1
Guide Location: USA » Monterey
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lynn Momboisse
Read it on Author's Website: http://carmelbytheseaca.blogspot.com/2020/02/monterey-california-historic-cannery.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Cannery Row Parking Garage
  • Sardine Factory
  • Steinbeck Plaza
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel
  • Monterey InterContinental Hotel
  • Cannery Row Monument
  • Carmel Ridge Winery Tasting Room
  • McAbee Beach
  • Monterey Canning Company
  • Bargetto Winery Tasting Room
  • Forrest Gump’s bench
  • Z Folio Gallery
  • Pacific Biological Laboratories
  • Austino’s Patisserie
  • Kristonio’s
  • Bruce Ariss Way
  • Mackerel Jacks store
  • Cooper’s Pub and Restaurant
  • Wave Street Café
  • Hopkins Marine Station