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Cannery Row is the waterfront street in the New Monterey section of Monterey, California (36.6165° N 121.9006° W), site of a number of now-defunct sardine canning factories. The street name, formerly a nickname, is now official. The City of Monterey is located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in central California in the United States. ... Sardines or pilchards are a group of several types of small oily fish related to herrings, family Clupeidae. ...

Cannery Row during World Superbike weekend
Cannery Row during World Superbike weekend

Cannery Row was the setting of John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row (1945) and Sweet Thursday (1954). The former was the basis for the 1982 movie Cannery Row, starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. Cannery Row during Superbike weekend This work is copyrighted, and used with permission. ... Cannery Row during Superbike weekend This work is copyrighted, and used with permission. ... Superbike racing is a category of motorcycle road racing based on heavily-modified production motorcycles, approximately akin to Touring car racing. ... This is a current Biography collaboration of the week! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cannery Row does not get good reviews from the professional critics, but those that love it, really love it. ... Nicholas King Nolte (born February 8, 1941) is an American model, actor, and producer. ... Debra Winger (born May 16, 1955) is an American actress. ...


Pacific Biological Laboratories, a biological supply house, was located at 800 Cannery Row from 1928 to 1948 and operated by Edward F. Ricketts, who is said to resemble the character "Doc" in the Steinbeck novels. Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts (May 14, 1897 - May 11, 1948) commonly known as Ed Ricketts, was an American marine biologist, ecologist, and philosopher. ...


The canneries failed after the collapse of the fishing industry in the Monterey Bay in the mid-1950s. Before the collapse, the fishery was one of the most productive in the world due to the upwelling of cold, yet nutrient-rich water from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that is funneled to the surface via the vast underwater Monterey Canyon. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of California, south of San Francisco. ... // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... Upwelling is an oceanographic phenomenon that occurs when strong, usually seasonal, winds push water away from the coast, bringing cold, nutrient-rich deep waters up to the surface. ... Nutrients and the body A nutrient is any element or compound necessary for or contributing to an organisms metabolism, growth, or other functioning. ... A canyon in Monterey Bay, which is commonly explored by the scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. ...


Today the area around Cannery Row is a marine sanctuary and is home to a large resurgent population of California sea lions. The street is now a tourist attraction with many restaurants and hotels, and a few historical attractions. A few privately owned and operated fishing companies still exist on Cannery Row, housed on piers located a short distance from the historic district frequented by tourists. In recent years, Cannery Row has become increasingly popular among sport fisherman due to extensive public fishing facilities (sinks, countertops, ice, docking). Binomial name Zalophus californianus (Lesson, 1828) The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus californianus) is a coastal sea lion of the eastern Pacific often associated with marinas and wharves. ... A tourist attraction is a place where tourists, foreign and domestic, normally visit. ... Toms Diner, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging, usually on a short-term basis. ... A pier in Lillebælt, Denmark A pier was originally a raised walkway over water that is supported by piles or pillars, as opposed to a quay or wharf. ...


The Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at the north end of Cannery Row. Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is located in a former sardine cannery and a former brewery on Cannery Row in Monterey, California, is one of the largest aquariums in the world. ...


References

Hemp, Michael Kenneth (2003) Cannery Row: The History of John Steinbeck's Old Ocean View Avenue, The History Company. ISBN 0941425010


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