Photographer's Note

Cannery Row is a waterfront street in the New Monterey section of the city, the site of former sardine canning factories. The name was formerly a nickname, but now it's official. It's perhaps most famous from the Steinbeck novel Cannery Row (1945). The area is now pretty touristy and is home to a number of shops, restaurants, hotels and a Starbucks. Admittedly ,the view of the bay from many of the waterfront structures is pretty spectacular. The canneries failed after the collapse of the fishing industry in the mid 1950s. The area was previously one of the most productive in the world due to the upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water funneled into the bay via the underwater Monterey Canyon. The area today is a marine sanctuary and is home to a large population of California Sea Lions. It's experienced something of a resurgence among sport fishermen due to public fishing fcilities, but a few privately owned fishing companies still exist on Cannery Row, housed on nearby piers located a short distance from the historic district. Many of them are fenced off from the public, however. It's a neat experience to see an area with quite a lot of California history.

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