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Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Fisherman's Wharf

 
 
Old Fisherman's Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
1. Old Fisherman's Wharf Marker
Inscription. Monterey's earliest pier of stone built in 1846 gave way to a commercial fishing wharf in the early 1900's when Monterey's multi-million dollar fishing industry was born. Despite many changes the wharf today retains the tone and flavor of the past - - - a monument to the fishing industry and the fishermen who braved the wind and sea.
 
Location. 36° 36.219′ N, 121° 53.602′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Coastal Trail on Fisherman's Wharf. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sloat's Landing (a few steps from this marker); Site of Original Flagstaff (a few steps from this marker); Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey Customhouse
Old Fisherman's Wharf Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
2. Old Fisherman's Wharf Marker - Wide View
(within shouting distance of this marker); John “Bricky” Crivello (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Monterey.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a set of pier-like poles on the west side of the entrance to Old Fisherman's Wharf.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Story of Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf. The Monterey County Historical Society's page for Old Fisherman's Wharf. On abalone on the Wharf: "One of the most unusual and interesting operations was the preparation of the abalone catch, which was delivered by crews of deep sea divers who practiced their hazardous trade in the waters off the coast south of Monterey. It was at fishermans wharf in Monterey that the secret of preparing this seafood delicacy was discovered and developed. After the huge shellfish had been cleaned and the editable meat was sliced by a machine, the rubbery stuff was turned over to skillful women workers who pounded it with wooden mallets. This softened the tough fibers and gave the resultant abalone steak its melting tenderness...." (Submitted on April 28, 2010.) 

2. History of Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California. The Fisherman's
Old Fisherman's Wharf - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 23, 2010
3. Old Fisherman's Wharf - Wide View
Wharf Association's history of the Wharf. On its origins: "In 1870 the Pacific Coast Steamship Company constructed a wharf at Monterey for regular passenger and freight service, with ships arriving four times weekly. Growth of the sardine industry and the need to keep the Wharf in better repair prompted the City Council to assume ownership of the pier in 1913. (At some time during this period it became known as "Fisherman's Wharf")..." (Submitted on April 28, 2010.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 912 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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