Historic Cannery Row
Ricketts’s book Between Pacific Tides, coauthored with Jack Calvin in 1939, is still considered a classic of intertidal marine ecology. In 1941 he coauthored with John Steinbeck The Sea of Cortez, a study that is widely recognized as a highly influential work on holistic ecology.
Between 1930 and 1948, Ricketts and Steinbeck shared a deep and complex friendship based on mutual respect. Steinbeck cast the scientist-philosopher Ricketts as various “Doc” characters in his novels and wrote of his friend, “His mind had no horizons. He was interested in everything.”
Location. 36° 37.038′ N, 121° 54.062′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Cannery Row. Touch for map. This marker is located on a small alleyway to the right of Ed Ricketts’s Pacific Biological Laboratories at 800 Cannery Row. The alleyway leads to an ocean view promenade. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.