Welcome to
The Cannery Row Foundation Web Site

and our passion for the historical, literary, sociological
and ecological lessons
of "America's Most Famous Street"

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Our Mission:
The purpose of the Cannery Row Foundation is to preserve the historical and literary

resources of Cannery Row, Monterey, California, and to research, interpret, educate,
disseminate, and celebrate the unique multicultural essence of Cannery Row’s historic,
literary, cultural and ecological legacies.

The Cannery Row Foundation was incorporated February 17, 1983, as an
Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3) non-profit California corporation.

Celebrating our 34 years of service to Cannery Row
Who We Are / Membership / Projects / Research / Galleries / Events / Links / Contact

CRF Western Flyer Newsletter


Updated February 21, 2017


At its February 15th CRF Board Meeting, four new board members
were added to serve the expansion of the Foundation's 34th year of
historical stewardship of the historic, literary, and ecological legacies of

New Board members are:

Dan Albert, Sr.—long-time former Mayor of the City of Monterey

John Gregg—Marine Geologist; owner of the "Western Flyer"

Theodore Balestreri II—VP of Hospitality & Community Relations
Cannery Row Company

John Turner—General Manager, InterContinental Cannery Row

Past President (and Cannery Row Foundation founder) Michael Hemp
moves to Chair of the Cannery Row Foundation Advisory Board

Our 2017 Cannery Row Foundation Board

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19 more lucky people are still able to attend


The 10AM Tour is sold out;
space is still available on the
12PM Tour and the 2PM Tour.

Make your reservations now!
tours@canneryrow.org  (preferred)
or by phone to (831) 236-2990 and request
the tour time
you prefer and the number in your party.
Your reservation will be confirmed by e-mail or a call-back.
After decades of CRF tours, they are still
only $15 per person donation—even for the
expanded 2-hour tours—in cash
or personal check at the door.

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Limited space per 2 hour tours:
10AM to 12PM (Sold Out)
12PM to 2 PM
2PM to 4PM

More time per tour in Ed Ricketts' Lab
Bring your camera or camera phone.

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It's Christmas In The Adobes in Old Monterey again!
And the Cannery Row Foundation again celebrates
John Steinbeck's August 1944 - April 1945 ownership of the
Lara-Soto adobe. This is where he, second wife Gwendolyn
and first son Thomas, lived when "Cannery Row" was published
and where he wrote "The Pearl."

The Cannery Row Foundation therefore celebrates this Monterey adobe
in a "1945" era, not 1845 — like all the other historic adobes in Monterey's 33rd
December 9th and 10th, 2016.

Outgoing President of the Cannery Row Foundation Board,
Michael Hemp, leads the 1940s era Steinbeck Adobe celebration as
"Capt. Mike" of BOMBARDIERS LOUNGE WWII Big Band Jazz
(broadcast on Clint Eastwood's "Play Misty For Me" jazz station
KRML on 237 Missions from 2004 til 2009...

Waiting to meet up with John Steinbeck at his Monterey adobe...

Capt. Mike Christmas in the Adobes


The Cannery Row Foundation regretfully announces the recent passing of

Thom Steinbeck (August 11, 2016) writer, eldest son of John Steinbeck
and decades-long friend of the Cannery Row Foundation...
(MK Hemp photo) back-stage, Cabrillo College, May 14, 2016)

Jesse Corsaut (July 23, 2106) Cannery Row's renowned artist, sculptor of the
Ed Ricketts Memorial, Cannery Diver's Memorial at San Carlos Beach Park,
the Kalisa Moore "Queen of Cannery Row" Memorial across from Doc's Lab,
and the Fisherman's Memorial at Fisherman's Wharf...
(Carmel Magazine, P 204-208)

Myron "Doc" Etienne (September 10, 2016) renowned attorney and PBL Group member
who at the time of his death was one of three Lab members left—and sadly,
not a word about the Lab by whoever wrote the opus obit...

and just days ago,

Dr. Jim Nieble, Doc's Lab member residing in Ashland, Oregon (no obit yet),
was one of the last two remaining PBL members...

...leaving Frank N. Wright of Carmel the last Doc's Lab member still with us
and who will be our honored guest at the CRF Lab Tours on October 22nd.




Commemorating the Pacific Biological Laboratory, Ltd. Lab Group
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016—9 AM to last tour starting at 4 PM
$15 per person donation

For Reservations e-mail: tours@canneryrow.org

Look for our Constant Contact E-mail with details soon!




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The "La Esperanza Packing Company"
Today known as Pacific Biological Laboratories!
A crucial historical research project by
Robin Rodriguez Aeschliman (2015)

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Posted 08/15/16

The Cannery Row Foundation sadly announces
the passing of two icons of Cannery Row...

Pacific Grove sculptor and artist, Jesse Corsaut (86) on July 29th.
His bronze sculptures for the Cannery Row Foundation include the
Ed Ricketts Memorial
at Drake & Wave (the 1948 crash site with the Del Monte Express),
the Cannery Divers Memorial at San Carlos Beach park to commemorate the divers that
made Cannery Row's sardine industry's famous production possible, and
the Kalisa Moore "Queen of Cannery Row" bronze statue across from
Ed Ricketts' Pacific Biological laboratory. More on Jesse soon.

Thomas Steinbeck, first son of the man who made Cannery Row world famous
passed away on August 11th at the age of 72; he is survived by his devoted wife, Gail.
Thom was an early and earnest supporter of the fledgling Cannery Row Foundation in the
early 1980's and remained connected to us ever since. Much of Thom's fine literary production
expressed his affection and regard for the people and deep historical roots of the Central Coast.

We will miss them both very much...


Freshly revived (31 minute) video segment of the historic
May 13-15, 1983

(Revival a donation by The History Company)

Click here to play video

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Completed Video segments to date of the

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw

John Gregg
"Western Flyer" Owner

 John Gregg: “Restoration of the Western Flyer.” Marine geologist and new owner of the
Western Flyer and the force behind her future as a sea-going classroom to inspire kids into
the marine sciences; he himself was inspired into his field in his youth by Ed Ricketts’
Between Pacific Tides inter-tidal handbook (Stanford University Press best seller) and
John Steinbeck’s Log From The Sea of Cortez. John and his brother Andy made the
surprise Public Announcement of the rescue and restoration vision for the world-famous
Western Flyer at February 2015’s SYMPOSIUM.
Sponsored by Monterey Bay Boatworks

Dennis Fry
skipper of the "Gemini"
(re-named "Western Flyer")

Dennis Fry: “Tales from an Alaska skipper of the ‘Western Flyer’—as the
"Gemini’ and What I’ve Got To Show For it.” His father, Clarence Fry, bought the
Gemini in 1976 (which had been named the Western Flyer until 1970) and Dennis
occasionally skippered the family-owned and operated Gemini and other similar
Pacific Northwest fishing boats in the late 1970s in a number of fisheries from
Homer, Alaska. He is exhibiting the navigational artifacts of the Western Flyer
that have not been seen for 40 years.
Sponsored by Fisherman's Wharf Association.

Don Kohrs
Hopkins Marine Station Librarian  
Donald Kohrs: “Publication of the Revised Second Edition of Between Pacific Tides,
1948.” Don Kohrs—Librarian of the Harold A. Miller Library of Hopkins Marine
Station of Stanford University—is the hottest groundbreaking Ed Ricketts researcher
on the planet. This presentation is part of his substantial new and previously unknown
research detail thatis re-writing much of what has been previously understood about
America’s most famous ecologist, Edward F. Ricketts and his odyssey to
re-publication supported by truly stunning evidence.
Sponsored by Fisherman's Wharf Association.

Check back soon for additional edited video presentations from the

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Thanks to all that made our
Ed Ricketts Birthday
Lab Tours on May 7th
another rousing success:
especially our outstanding CRF
"Row Rat" Volunteers & docents, and
our guests — lots of
first-time "Newbies" and several new "Ed Heads"
that had been waiting 30 years of more to be inside
Pacific Biological Laboratories!

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If you are not on our e-mail alert list and would like
advance notices of CRF tours, activities, and special events
like our CANNERY ROW SYMPOISUMS (see YouTube) just
e-mail us at tours@canneryrow.org.
You may opt-out of this list easily at any time;
but we hope you will always want to know what's going on next on
John Steinbeck & Ed Ricketts' Old Cannery Row.


Posted April 23, 2016
From the Archives:

Raw edit video of the Cannery Row Foundation's
"Great Cannery Row Reunion"
(that has survived) from May 13-15 1983:

Opening Ceremonies at the Monterey Conference Center with
• Michael Hemp, founding Executive Director of the Cannery Row Foundation
• Max Tadlock (CRF President & President of Monterey Peninsula College)
• Congressman Leon Panetta • Professor Richard Astro (Keynote Speaker)
With scenes from the Opening Ceremonies, Reunion Dinner Dance at the
Outrigger Restaurant on Cannery Row, and the Great Cannery Row Fire Muster

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Symmposium program
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Symposium Presenters and their topics

We wish to thank all of our fabulous Sponsors
Especially Co-Sponsors of the Wave Street Studios video of the Symposium

City of Monterey
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The City of Monterey Cannery Row Company

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Attendees: send us your photos to: mkhemp@canneryrow.org
If we share your photos on the site we will provide your photo credits.

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And our thanks to Robbie Behrens for more great graphic designs like this attendance graphic
designed from cover art elements of "The Sea of Cortez"
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Click here for the
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and here for the Program outline

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Thanks to all that made our 
on Saturday, February 27th,
a great success!

Don't miss the next CRF Lab Tours on Saturday, May 7th
celebrating Ed Ricketts Birthday and "The Sea of Cortez"


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• Great Cannery Row Reunion 1983 video from the archives
• John Steinbeck Birthday Lab Tours, Feb 27th
(reservations open)

New From the Archive:
Raw 1983 video edit
of The Great Cannery Row Reunion May 13-15,
by the newly chartered Cannery Row Foundation, preserving the
Opening Ceremonies at the Monterey Conference Center
(Michael Hemp, Max Tadlock, Leon Panetta and
Prof. Richard Astro).
Scenes include the Great Cannery Row Reunion Dinner,
May 14th, 1983 at the Outrigger Restaurant, and
scenes from the Great Cannery Row Fire Muster.

Never before seen video of this historic series of events
that launched the Cannery Row Foundation.

(Click Here)


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Become a Member

Click here to give a gift to sustain the Cannery Row Foundation

"Western Flyer" Newsletter
Please note this is a time-line scroll website.
Click "find" on your browser and type in a search word
 to locate more information on a topic.

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The first video segment produced from the February 21, 2015
Cannery Row Foundation

at Stanford's historic Hopkins Marine Station

A production of The History Company,
Video post-production by
Your Sanctuary TV,

This is the Surprise Official Announcement of the
purchase and restoration of the endangered historic
Western Flyer from John Steinbeck & Ed Ricketts'
1940 voyage to
Baja California's Sea of Cortez.

Michael Hemp, President of the Cannery Row Foundation,
introduces historian Bob Enea who in turn announces
John and Andy Gregg, new owners of the historic Western Flyer

Now on YouTube...pass it along!

Western Flyer
At her 1937 Tacoma launch at Western Boat Builders
More to come...

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This year's
annual Cannery Row Foundation

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
 celebrated the Western Flyer voyage to the


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The whole story is in both the original 1941 "SEA OF CORTEZ" co-authored
with Edward F. Ricketts...re-issued by Viking in 1951 without its
scientific half as the "Log From the Sea of Cortez" by John Steinbeck.


Here are some scenes from special segments of the day's tours:

• A diplomatic exchange of Mayoral Gifts between Sardine Capitals of the World with
Piers Crocker of the Norwegian Fisheries Museum as emissary.

• and a Michael Hemp PowerPoint summary of the highlights of the February 20th, 2015,
CANNERY ROW SYMPOSIUM which announced the rescue and restoration ahead for the Western Flyer's
return to her Home Port of Monterey as a sea-going scientific classroom to inspire kids into the marine sciences.

Sardines for
                  Mayor Roberson (Teaford)

Piers Crocker, (Director of Norwegian Canning Museum) Stavanger emissary, presents ultra-deluxe Norwegian sardines to Monterey mayor,
Clyde Roberson, in a "Sardine Capitals of the World" mayoral exchange.
CRF Lab Tour "Row Rats" Dave Barker and Jeri Rossi observe the ceremony.

                                                                                                                    Scott Teaford photo

                    mayor Helgø

Norway's Mayor of Stavanger,
Christine Sagen Helgø

Dave Barker lab docent

CRF Lab Tour Docent, David Barker, profiling marine biologist Ed Ricketts.

                                                                                                                 Scott Teaford photo

Jeri Rossi helps
                  Bob Enea

Jeri Rossi helps historian Bob Enea with exhibits in his account of
 the 1940 Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage of the Western Flyer to the Sea of Cortez with his uncles, skipper Tony Berry & seaman Sparky Enea.
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Archivist and CRF Board Member, Pat Hathaway, organizes prints
available to Pacific Biological Laboratories tour guests in the
party room of Lab.

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Bill Frew
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Bill Frew receives the EFR bronze artist proof by Ricketts Memorial
sculptor, Jesse Corsaut and major membership in the Cannery Row
Foundation from historian and
CRF president, Michael Hemp.
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The Cannery Row Foundation
urges you not to miss author Kevin Bailey's
fascinating presentation of his new book
"The Western Flyer"
at the National Steinbeck Center
Thursday Evening, May 7th
from 6 til 8 PM at
One Main Street, Salinas

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Guest Author Kevin M. Bailey resurrects this forgotten
witness to the changing tides of Pacific fisheries.
He draws on the Steinbeck archives, interviews with family
members of crew, and more than three decades of working
in Pacific Northwest fisheries to trace the depletion of marine
life through the voyages of a single ship.
This is a free event. Seating is limited. No reserved seating.

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Reservations are now open for
Ed Ricketts Birthday tours of
Pacific Biological Laboratories

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 — hourly tours 9 AM to last tour at 4 PM.
E-Mail us at tours@canneryrow.org (preferred) or (831) 659-2112:
let us know how many in your group, what hourly tour you'd like to be on
and your e-mail and a cel phone number. We will confirm your
reservation by return e-mail.

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  We will be celebrating Ed Ricketts' Birthday with more news and information
on the restoration and return
of the historic WESTERN FLYER...
(from "The Log From The Sea of Cortez")

If you missed the Cannery Row Foundation's CANNERY ROW SYMPOSIUM
in February at Hopkins Marine Station MONTEREY BOAT WORKS Auditorium,
 make reservations for our Saturday, May 16th, Edward F. Ricketts Birthday Lab tours.

We'll recap the Official Announcement of the purchase of the Western Flyer and the
vision for its restoration and return to Monterey as a floating classroom.

Western Flyer when purchased early in 2015 at Port Townsend, Washington...

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John Gregg, Bob Enea with Western Flyer photo, Andy Gregg.       MK Hemp Photo

Above are the Western Flyer's new owners, marine geologist John Gregg (left)
and Andy Gregg (right) with Bob Enea, CRF board member and Monterey's
acclaimed fishing historian related to the Western Flyer skipper, Tony Berry
 and deckhand, Sparky Enea, from the 1940 voyage to Baja California's
 Sea of Cortez with John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts.

Make your reservation NOW for this rare chance
to be in Ed Ricketts' Lab for such a great occasion!

For reservations: e-mail tours@canneryrow.org (preferred),
or call (831) 659-2112
Bring your cameras, dress in layers, and enjoy another rare opportunity
to be inside Pacific Biological Laboratories for an hour of historians,
literary scholars, marine biologists, CRF docents and "Row Rat" Volunteers,
 refreshments, and a chance to wander the entire Pacific Biological Laboratories.

Donation is $15 per person at the door; cash or personal check to the CRF.
Make sure your friends and family make reservations for this rare chance to be in "Doc's Lab."


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Just In!
Steinbeck Now
click here for its feature on

a smash hit with rockstar Steinbeck scholars,
historians, documentary films and
exciting new Ed Ricketts research,
and an official announcement of the change in
ownership of the Western Flyer (from the Sea of Cortez)
for a full restoration as a working classroom
on Monterey Bay.

Stay tuned to this story here, or as it happens at
The History Company.

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on Saturday, February 21st, 2015!

In Association with THE HISTORY COMPANY

Presents the 2015 debut of our new annual

At the Hopkins Marine Station "Monterey Boat Works" Auditorium
9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Open to the Public • $25 per person admission

Featuring historic, literary, ecological, and documentary film presentations:

 MORNING SESSION (begins promptly at 9:00 AM)

Prof. Richard Astro, Drexel University ("John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts: The Shaping of a Novelist")

Robert Enea ("Monterey Fishing Industry and Steinbeck in the Sea of Cortez")

Special Announcement

Michael K. Hemp ("Cannery Row: The Industrial Stage for John Steinbeck's Cannery Row Fiction")

From Paris, France, Dr. Eva Lothar (Film Documentary 1972, "Street of the Sardine")


You are invited to bring your own "Brown Bag" or (by a special arrangement with Hopkins Marine Station)

Kuki's Gourmet Food Truck for an economical special menu for the Symposium event!

AFTERNOON SESSION (resumes promptly at 1:00 PM)

Steven Federle, Solano College (The Making of John Steinbeck's Short Story "The Snake")

Don Kohrs, Hopkins Marine Station Librarian and Edward F. Ricketts Researcher
("Ed Ricketts: The Publishing of Between Pacific Tides First Edition (1939)"

Steve and Mary Albert Pacific Grove Filmmakers ("The Great Tide Pool") Film

Prof. Susan Shillinglaw, San Jose State University
("Layered Fiction and Deep Ecology: John, Ed, Carol and The Grapes of Wrath")

an informal reception at

The "Steinbeck: The Art of Fiction" exhibit gallery
2nd Floor of the American Tin Cannery (across the street from Hopkins Marine Station)

(Benjamin Brode, artist and co-creator with Thomas Steinbeck of their new book, presents a reading of
"In Search of the Dark Watchers") •

For Symposium reservations e-mail to: symposium@canneryrow.org
You will be e-mailed a PayPal invoice for payment, which becomes your
ticket(s) to this extraordinary debut Cannery Row Symposium.

Attendance is limited to the first 120 reservations!
Don't miss this cutting-edge exposition of current, cutting-edge research
and information on Cannery Row history, literature, and ecology by
an unparalleled panel of historians, educators, and experts in
tomorrow's legacies of old Cannery Row.

Attendance is limited to the first 120 reservations only
Stanford University's historic Hopkins Marine Station

Get your reservations before this historic event sells out!

Sponsors of this Event include:





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Sar Fac


Fish Hopper


Wax Museum

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Sardine King
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Special thanks to Chairman David Barker for his leadership in
the Cannery Row Foundation's 2014 hosting of the "Steinbeck Adobe"
in Monterey's annual "Christmas In The Adobes" tours. Our thanks
also extend to CRF "Adobe Rat" Scott Johnson, City of Monterey docent,
for his support, participation, and Steinbeck readings—a new feature this year.

Johnson & Barker

Johnson & Barker in-character for 1944 (not 1844)
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Barker with CRF volunteer, Tracy Campbell

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Barker with enigmatic "Mexican Mona Lisa"

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Scott Johnson with "Mona Lisa"

Frank Douglas

CRF Docent Dr. Frank Douglas

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Scott Johnson reading Steinbeck

Adobe tour group

Part of the hundreds of visitors to the Steinbeck-Lara-Soto Adobe this season

And thanks to all our CRF docents ("Adobe Rats")
Michael Guardino, Tracy Campbell, Dr. Frank Douglas, Andrea Satterfield
David Barker, Scott Johnson, Michael Hemp.
Let us know if you'd like to assist us at the Steinbeck Adobe next year.

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It's that time of the year again!
The Cannery Row Foundation announces
we will again hold open the
(Steinbeck-Lara-Soto Adobe)
for holiday guests
as part of Monterey Historic State Parks Association's
30th anniversary of CHRISTMAS IN THE ADOBES


Tickets available at www.MHSPA.org

To be a Cannery Row Foundation volunteer
or for more information, click here — or call (831) 659-2112 — to help us
celebrate the famous adobe owned by John Steinbeck in 1944-1945
where he wrote "The Pearl."

Steinbeck Adobe

Go to our "Western Flyer" Newsletter for details

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Thanks to all that attended our last scheduled Lab tour of 2014

October 11th, Pacific Biological Laboratories
honoring Harlan Watkins and the private men's club
he organized among friends, which preserved the Lab
from 1958 until its sale to the City of Monterey  in 1993
as an international literary and historical site.


Harlan and Louise Watkins in the Lab

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Plaque to Harlan

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The most important place on Cannery Row

Lab Members 1986

Steve Crouch photo of the men's club c. 1986

Reservation information at tours@canneryrow.org

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Cannery Row Company honors Row history with dedication of the
Cannery Row Monument
(A public art project donated by the Cannery Row Company)
Located at Steinbeck Plaza above McAbee Beach • Cannery Row & Prescott • Monterey

Dedication Ceremonies were held on February 26, 2014
Photos by Michael Hemp


Cannery Row Monument

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Ted Balestreri, Managing General Partner
Cannery Row Company

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Monterey Mayors

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Albert • Chuck Della Sala

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Laura Davidian • Ted Balestreri 
Leon Panetta • Bert Cutino

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John Steinbeck, top of the pile

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Ed Ricketts

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Ed Ricketts closer

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A girl from the Lone Star?

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Madam Flora Wood

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Chinese fisherman

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Steinbeck looking down on
Cannery Row Company founders
Balestreri • Cutino • Davidian • Zarounian

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Ocean-side of Monument on Steinbeck Plaza

For more information call the Cannery Row Company at (831) 649-6690

                                                            This article created and donated by The History Company

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Thanks to all who made our Steinbeck Birthday
Doc's Lab Tours a major success!

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Kalisa memorial

Monday, January 31st, (
Kalisa's Birthday) at noon
at Bruce Ariss Way across the street from Ed Ricketts' Lab

 the Cannery Row Foundation unveiled the bronze memorial
to Kalisa Moore "The Queen of Cannery Row"

by renowned scultor Jesse Corsaut.

Filmed by John Harris.

See it here on YouTube:
Part 1Part 2

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Thanks to all of you who made the
"Doc's Lab" Tours on Saturday, January 29th, 2011
commemorating Kalisa Moore (1926-2009)
"The Queen of Cannery Row"
another milestone event.

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Termite control accomplished!

Lab termite tented

Lab Group member, Frank Wright, at the Lab with its recent Urban Camoflage for termite tenting.
(Click on photo for larger image)

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Become a Member of the Cannery Row Foundation
(Click here to donate)

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New book by Thomas Steinbeck
features Cannery Row Chinese Settlement

Shadow of the Cypress

( for larger image)

An excellent read that belongs in any Cannery Row book shelf!

Click Here for an interview with Thom at Simon & Schuster

Buy on Amazon.com

Buy on Barnes & Noble.com

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New Board Members seated!
Dr. Susan Shillinglaw
Mr. James Levitt
Mr. Gary Varga, Attorney at Law

Press Release on The Western Flyer Newsletter

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Vintage Views of the Cannery Row Foundation
(a little of our history — constantly under construction)

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From the Bulgarian Shores of the Black Sea,
a story of Steinbeck and a search for "Cannery Row"
by Quantum Biophysicist, Dr. Alex Gochev.

(A link from The History Company)

Follow this link to the 2009
Cannery Row Foundation
"Christmas In The Adobes"


Thursday night videos of
Barbara Evan's Flamenco Dancers
at the CRF's Steinbeck's Lara Soto adobe tour:
(Cell phone quality video and audio until real video arrives)
1. "Sevilliana"
2. More "Sevilliana"
3. Artist Lana Loukianenko joins in the festivities


Follow this link to the Kalsia Moore Archive

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(Click on Kalisa)

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Announcing the Kalisa Moore
"Queen of Cannery Row" Memorial!

A bronze memorial by Jesse Corsuat
to be located at Bruce Ariss Way, Cannery Row.

Fundraising has begun. Your help is requested to honor
Kalisa Moore's incredible 50 years on Cannery Row.
More informaton soon.

The Kalisa Moore Memorial Sculpture for Cannery Row
(click here)

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Celebration of Life for Kalisa Moore, the "Queen of Cannery Row"
(Click here)

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                                                                                                     Kalisa in Ed Ricketts' Lab, 1997
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Cannery Diver's Memorial completed (scroll below)

Become a Member here

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A new Cannery Row short feature on YouTube
by vacationing British filmmaker, Simon Morris
(posted by The History Company)


Thank you to Ed Ricketts researcher Robbie Behrens
for the digital file of this unedited 1983 recording (in its entirety)
of an interview by

Michael Hemp with Joseph Campbell.
(a link from The History Company)

Including a visit by Joseph Campbell to Ed Ricketts' Lab,
made possible by PBL member Frank Wright.
(also in the interview)

This is interview is also part of the collection of interviews by historian Michael Hemp
digitized by and for the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas.

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A New Feature of the CRF Website!

#1. George Walker, Attorney.
We owe the existence of the non-profit Cannery Row Foundation
to its pro-bono (no charge) incorporation in the fall of 1982 by Monterey attorney
George Walker. The legal grunt work was performed by one of his
young attorneys, Robert Rosenthal. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude
to them both for the articles of incorporation accepted and promulgated by
the State of California on February 17th, 1983.
Robert Rosenthal went on to serve as the Cannery Row Foundation's
second President of the Board of Directors (1984-85).

Michael K. Hemp
                                                            Founder and 2009 President of the Board of Directors

(Watch for more CRF historical facts)

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The publication of A. L. "Scrap" Lundy's

"Real Life on Cannery Row: 
Real People, Places and Events that Inspired John Steinbeck."
 The book’s forward is by Thomas Steinbeck

Lundy Covers

Photos below from the Saturday, October 18th, 2008 Premier Book Release
2:00 PM at the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA.

NSC Lundy

The National Steinbeck Center, Salinas.
Lundy signing

Author and CRF Board Member, Scrap Lundy.

                                                                                                                         Michael Hemp photos
"Real Life on Cannery Row: 

Real People, Places and Events that Inspired John Steinbeck"
available soon from the Cannery Row Foundation website.

The historic Cannery Row model (1943-1946)
was constructed by (then) board member, Bill Johnk,
and exhibited at the Monterey Maritime & History Museum,
5 Portola Plaza near Fisherman's Wharf.
The museum is now temporarily closed.
The exhibit—on loan to the Cannery Row Foundation
by the Oakland Museum of California—will soon
announce a new venue for its public exhibit!

<>Please contact us if you would like to nominate a suitable location
for this unparallelled historic model of the Row in the 1940s.

By special arrangement with the Oakland Museum of California,
the model on an extended exhibit—as the centerpiece of
the 25th Anniversary of the Cannery Row Foundation.

Most of the book "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck happens in
this model
of old Ocean View Avenue, nicknamed, "Cannery Row."

row model title

More views by clicking here.

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Pavers installation around the memorial completes the design.

New photos of the project completed on November 2, 2009:
(Installed by Jim Young Masonry, Monterey)

pavers 1     pavers 2     pavers 3
Click on each image for larger view.
(MK Hemp photos)

Details of the Cannery Divers Memorial Project
to the brave hard hat divers of Old Cannery Row. The Row
would never have achieved its fame without them.



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First photos of the unveiling and dedication
ceremonies at 1:00 PM, Friday April 18th, 2008.

(Send your digital photos to us)

Click here for a link to Historical Markers Data Base
The Cannery Row Divers Memorial is on it.

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Authentic Cannery Row historic sardines labels to download,
compliments of www.SardineKing.com

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Kalisa's La Ida Cafe passes into Cannery Row history
as "The Queen of Cannery Row" finds new digs:
Wave Street Studios (the site of the historic home of
Quock Mui, aka "Spanish Mary") where Kalisa Moore lived
for several years; now the site of Wave Street Studios
and the Quock Mui Tea Room & Gift Shop

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A look back into Cannery Row, October 1976:

Hovden dock near Kalisa's

The Hovden Fishmeal Warehouse dock with
Kalisa's restaurant sign at David Avenue tracks.

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The "Western Flyer" on-line Newsletter
of The Cannery Row Foundation

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Photo Coverage Summary of the Great Cannery Row Reunion 2005


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