Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Japanese Community
Historic Cannery Row
The sardine season in Monterey ran from August to February and ranged from the Big Sur coast to San Francisco. The Issei fished at night, when they could see the phosphorescent glimmers on the schools of fishes below the water’s surface. Since bright light prevented them from seeing those glimmers, they didn’t fish during the full moon. Nor did they fish on Saturday nights in observance of the Sabbath. A number of Monterey Japanese were Presbyterians and formed their
Active participation in the Monterey fishing industry ended for the Japanese at the outset of World War II, when their boats were impounded, and they were forcibly relocated to interment camps for the duration of the conflict.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Asian Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 36° 37.022′ N, 121° 54.092′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bruce Ariss Way and Recreation Trail. This marker, with several others, is located on Bruce Ariss Way, a walking path/stairway, between Cannery Row and the Monterey Recreation 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 Filipino Community (a few steps from this marker); The Spanish Community (a few steps from this marker); A Day in the Canneries (a few steps from this marker); The Real “Docs” (a few steps from this marker); One Man, Two Worlds (a few steps from this marker); John Steinbeck (a few steps from this marker); Jone Quock Mui (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Ricketts’s Backyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
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