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Cannery Row in Monterey
Monterey, California

Cannery Row is the western part of Monterey harbor, a stretch of rocky shore once lined with fish canneries. The fish, known as sardines but actually anchovies, were hauled up in amazing quantities until the 1950's, when they all but disappeared.

John Steinbeck based his novels "Cannery Row" and Sweet Thursday" on actual characters living in the area in the 1930's. Now various sorts of tourist attractions and upscale hotels have replaced the canneries, though historic relics remain in between. Cannery Row is one of the top tourist destinations on the Monterey Peninsula.

Cannery Row
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Monterey Bay Inn

Monterey Bay Inn

Hotels now occupy most of the waterfront at Cannery Row.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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South End of Cannery Row

South End of Cannery Row

Two of the old sardine cannery overpasses, which once carried fish, have been incorporated into hotels along Cannery Row.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Monterey Plaza Hotel at Cannery Row

Monterey Plaza Hotel at Cannery Row

The spectacular Monterey Plaza Hotel stands out over ther water on the pilings of an old sardine cannery on Cannery Row.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Memorial to Doc Ricketts, located where he was hit by a train

Memorial to Doc Ricketts, located where he was hit by a train

Memorial to Doc Ricketts, located where he was hit by a train

Cannery Row, Monterey, California

Date photographed: December 12, 2005
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Monterey Peninsula Fine Arts (MPFA) Gallery

Monterey Peninsula Fine Arts (MPFA) Gallery

A local arts organization, MPFA (Monterey Peninsula Fine Arts) operates a gallery behind Cannery Row.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Derlict Section of Monterey's Cannery Row

Derlict Section of Monterey's Cannery Row

Fires demolished many of the old canneries and warehouses along Cannery Row, and some empty lots still persist despoite decades of development.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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McAbee Beach

McAbee Beach

Sheltered McAbee Beach, right in the middle of the Cannery Row area, is popular with divers as well as barefoot tourists.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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A pedestrian and bike path follows the old railroad line through Cannery Row

A pedestrian and bike path follows the old railroad line through Cannery Row

A pedestrian and bike path follows the old railroad line through Cannery Row

Cannery Row, Monterey, California

Date photographed: December 12, 2005
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Statue of John Steinbeck on Monterey's Cannery Row

Statue of John Steinbeck on Monterey's Cannery Row

Local boy John Steinbeck, author of the book Cannery Row, is memorialized in this little plaza on Cannery Row.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Cannery Row Beach Access

Cannery Row Beach Access

Steinbeck Plaza affords coastal access from Cannery Row.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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Cannery Row Waterfront View

Cannery Row Waterfront View

Walkways provide access between and along the commercial properties on Cannery Row.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: May 19, 2012
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