In the twentieth century, the city of Monterey in California has experienced significant growth, thanks to fishing and processing of sardines. The sardine fishing was really rich in the bay, and the catch, was weighed, selected, trimmed, cleaned and packed in cans, ready for cooking. At the height of the boom in 1940, Cannery Row worked around 250,000 tonnes of fish every year and was the center of an area which at its best has employed 4,000 people.
Cannery Row, the Monterey Waterfront Road, is the famous novel by John Steinbeck, who with his next novel Sweet Thursday, in 1982 was brought to film by Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. And that is why, after the last sardine factory closed in 1973, the then Ocean View Avenue, was renamed in Cannery Row in honor of John Steinbeck.Read More »The Monterey Bay Aquarium: Marine Aquarium in California