Cannery Row Is More Than Steinbeck Or Tourists

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the Clement hotel built a walkway that gives pedestrians free access to the ocean side of the hotel and the rear of the Pacific Biological Laboratory, “Doc’s Lab,” where Ed Ricketts plied his trade as a collector of specimens for marine biological research.

Eventually, he said, similar walkways may give the public walking access to the entire Cannery Row shore front.

“It’s not just about Steinbeck anymore,” said Bonnie Adams, executive director of the Cannery Row Business Association.

Besides Steinbeck’s own lore, the walking tour gives glimpses into the role of women in the canneries, the great Associated Oil fire of 1924, Cannery Row in the movies and in literature.

Cannery Row Is More Than Steinbeck Or Tourists