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Cannery Row photo, Copyright©1996 California Views, Monterey (831) 373-3811
Photo Accession CV # 72-012-0053
Photo by George Seideneck
2 1/4" x 2 1/4" Negative
Early in 1945

Cannery Row, The New-Old, 1973 photos by Pat Hathaway
Cannery Row from the 1960 to today.
A Book by Michael K. Hemp with 124 historic photos from the Pat Hathaway photo collection.
Cannery Row The History of Old Ocean View Avenue.
©1986,2003, 2011 and 2014
This book is available from California Views
for $ 24.95+$2.06 sales tax total $ 27.01


Monterey's Fishing Fleet from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Cannery Row Historic Monterey

Cannery Row Pictorial Collection

Cannery Row photo, Copyright©1996 California Views, Monterey (831) 373-3811

This image may be the most-seen image of Cannery Row. It was taken by photographer George Seideneck of Carmel. It was taken from a vantage point between Hoffman and McLellan Streets in Monterey looking northwest towards the Carmel Canning Co., Custom House Packing Corp. and Monterey Canning Co. It shows the California Packing Corporation plant 101 from in front of plant 106 that Ed Ricketts worked at part-time as a chemist, from 1943 until his death in 1948.
The cart-wielding cannery worker is Henry "Hank" Damewood.

We have photos of most of the Canneries from F. E. Booth, Carmel Canning Co., Del Vista Co., Pacific Fish, San Xavier Fish Packing Co., Peninsula Packing Co., San Carlos, Aeneas Sardine Packing Co., Oxnard Canning Co., Hovden Food Products Corp.

Fishing boats with names like, A. A. Ferrante, Adventure, American Eagle, City of Monterey. C.R. Martinolich, E.S. Lucido, Geraldine-Ann, U.S. Liberator, Lucky Boy, Mineo Bros, New Hope, New Marettimo, Star of Monterey, Pacific Star, Providenza, El Cerrito, Western Flyer, Western Maid, and Vitina A at one time fished in Monterey Bay.
Early Monterey Fishing industry photo gallery
We also have photos of the California Abalone Industry and the Japanese Abalone fishermen We have photos from the early feluccas, lampara , half-ring and photos of other purse seiners from the Monterey fishing fleet.
We also have a number of photos of the fire that happend on Cannery Row.
Cannery Row Interiors views of packing tables, fish cutting and machinery.
Cannery Row was made famous by John Steinbeck by the publication of his book of the same name. Cannery Row in 1945.
Originally named Ocean View Avenue, it was renamed Cannery Row by the city of Monterey in 1958.
We also have aerials photos of Cannery Row and the Sardine fishing industries and Fisherman's Wharf.

California Views has over 1,000 cataloged photos of Cannery Row, and even more of the Monterey's early Sardine fishing fleet on which the canning and reduction industries relied for their supply of fish.


Holdings: over 22,034 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
And over 81,900 historical California images in our Photo Archives.

New Apple app Cannery Row
for the iPhone and iPad
The Essential Guide to Cannery Row, Then and Now Cannery Row
By Michael K. Hemp with over 200 photos from our Photo Archives.
Available through iTunes.

STREET OF THE SARDINES

A wonderful film now available on DVD by Filmmaker Eva Lothar
filmed in the late 1960's this documentary evokes a felling of the by gone day of Cannery Row.
In the early 1970's Harry Reasoner aired parts of it on CBS TV 60 minutes.

Ocean View Avenue AKA Cannery Row
Monterey City Directory 1939 & 1949

444 San Xavier Fish Packing Co.
507 California Packing Corp. Plant 101 Del Monte Foods
510 Cannel Canning Co. fish canners
540 Custom House Packing Corp. fish canners
570 California Packing Corp.
648 Cannery Workrs Union No. 20305
651 Marina Apartments
652 Ocean View Hotel Wu M. C.
653 Jacinto Eleanor, restr
654 Ocean View Cafe
702 Monterey Canning Co.
727 Del Mar Canning Corp. fish canners
756 Sun Harbor Packing Co.
799 Woods Flora Mrs., restr
800 Pacific Biological Laboratories, E.F. Ricketts
807 Sea Pride Packing Corp. fish canners
818 Monterey Fish Products Co.
833 Wing Chkng Co. General merchandise, Yee Yuck H. restr
Hovden Food Products Corp. fish canners
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This page was first created on May 11, 1996
This page was last updated on December 1, 2014
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