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The Harbor at Monterey
Monterey, California

Monterey, despite its historical importance, did not have a good natural harbor. Construction of a major breakwater in the 1930's and Municipal Wharf II corrected that.

The longer pier is for commercial fisheries, the shorter one for recreation only. There are also two marinas and anchorage areas for small craft.

Ciity of Monterey: Harbor and Marina

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Seafood companies on Monterey Municipal Wharf 2

Seafood companies on Monterey Municipal Wharf 2

Monterey is still an active fishing port, with ice plants and seafood packing sheds on Municipal Wharf Number 2.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2012
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Fishing boats at Monterey Municipal Wharf 2

Fishing boats at Monterey Municipal Wharf 2

Commercial fishing and crabbing boats tie up at Municipal Wharf 2 in Monterey Harbor.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2012
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Fishermans Cove

Fishermans Cove

Fisherman's Cove is now mostly occupied by the pleasure-boat marina.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2012
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Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

Lined with restaurants and souvenir shops, Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf is tourist central.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2012
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Boat tours from Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf

Boat tours from Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf

Whale watching and glass-bottom boat tours depart from Fisherman's Wharf.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2012
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End of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

End of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey

The roof of the restaurant at the end of Fisherman's Wharf provides a fine view of Monterey's harbor.

Monterey, California

Date photographed: April 3, 2012
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