The first sardine cannery opened on Ocean View Avenue, Monterey in 1908—by the 1950s, overfishing forced the canneries to close their doors. The innovative Hovden Cannery was the last to close in 1973.

Almost 40 years later, Cannery Row (officially renamed after the John Steinbeck novel) is thriving again—this time as a popular historic attraction and marine life sanctuary. (more…)