• Wharf Walks Explore the Local Sardine Industry

    wharf walk Squid Mountain -The Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association teams up once again with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, offering monthly “Wharf Walks” -Walking Tours at Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey (www.montereywharf.com) on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – noon. The next Wharf Walk will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with “Sardine Tales of the Monterey Bay.”

    Tours meet at the head of Old Fisherman’s Wharf (near the pink “Harbor House” store, #1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email timsardine@yahoo.com. The tour is for ages 10–adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids 10-15 years are $15.  Group rates are also available.

    New feature: After the Wharf Walk, enjoy a complimentary appetizer of delicious calamari (squid) – either traditional style or pesto calamari – with your purchased entrée at Paluca Trattoria located at the head of the Wharf.

    For thousands of years people have made their living fishing the Monterey Bay, beginning with the Rumsien Ohlone, the native people of the Monterey area. From abalone to rockfish, everything was fished and utilized. The Monterey Bay became a multi-cultural stew, made up of whalers from the Azores, squid fishermen from China, salmon fishermen and abalone divers from Japan, and Sicilians fishing sardines in the “dark of the moon.” This entertaining tour of Old Fisherman’s Wharf and the waterfront will take us back in time to explore the history of the Monterey Wharf, early history of the Monterey waterfront, The Rumsien/Ohlone People, the abalone industry, whaling the bay and of course, the legendary sardine industry. Discover some of the people and cultures of Monterey’s colorful past and hear fascinating stories about Old Fisherman’s Wharf and those who worked and walked there.

    Tim Thomas, fourth-generation native of the Monterey area, is a popular speaker and lively tour guide. For 16 years, he was historian and curator for the Monterey Maritime and History Museum and has worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. He is author of The Abalone King of Monterey: ‘Pop’ Ernest Doelter, The Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula and co-author of Monterey’s Waterfront.

    For more information, go to www.montereywharf.com


    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 20, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News


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