Historic Cannery Row
Since the canning plants along Cannery Row didnít have loading docks, the catch was off-loaded at sea. Fishermen used brailing nets to transfer fish from the lighters to metal buckets, which held about 600 pounds of fish each.
The buckets were winched by wire cables to the cannery weight room just offshore, and fishermen were paid by the weight of their catch. Conveyor belts moved the catch from pump houses to the canneries for processing. Transferring fish by the bucket-and-cable method was a long and arduous task for the fishermen, who had already worked all night bringing in the catch.
Location. 36° 37.015′ N, 121° 54.008′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Cannery Row. Touch for map. This marker located on the bayfront promenade to the right of the Clement Monterey hotel, 750 Cannery Row. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fish Hoppers (here, next to this marker);
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.