Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey Customhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John “Bricky” Crivello (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map 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. (Submitted on April 28, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on April 28, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.