Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
At his laboratory on Cannery Row, he built up the most comprehensive file of marine tidal animals ever attempted on the Pacific Coast. His marine science writings which included Between Pacific Tides, Sea of Cortez, and The Outer Shores are still among the most respected works in the field.
His life was cut short when the car he was driving was struck by the evening train at this site on May 8, 1948. However, his influence on the world community and the people of Cannery Row will live forever.
Erected 1997 by Cannery Row Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Arts, Letters, MusicScience & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1888.
Location. 36° 36.746′ N, 121° 53.911′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Wave Street near Drake Avenue. The Edward Ricketts marker is located on the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail (aka Monterey Bay Coastal Trail). 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. The California Riviera (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurray for Hollywood (about 400 feet away); Early Canning Processes (about 600 feet away); Monterey’s First Fishermen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cannery Divers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trains and Canneries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Associated Oil Fire – 1924 (approx. 0.2 miles away); McAbee Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Also see . . .
1. E.F. Ricketts' Biography. While "Doc" of Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday is a character based on Steinbeck's close friend Ed Ricketts, there are distinct and pronounced differences between the fictional hero and the real man. (Submitted on April 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Ed Ricketts and the 'Dream' of Cannery Row - NPR. Fifty-five (Submitted on April 27, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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