Historic Cannery RowDoc, the legend
Ed Ricketts, the scientist
Ed Ricketts was a serious and dedicated scientist. He researched the tide pools of the West Coast from Canada to Mexico, studying the interrelationships of marine species, and worked to develop an ecological philosophy of life. His book Between Pacific Tides, a pioneering sturdy of intertidal communities originally published in 1939, continues to be used by students of marine biology.
The Edward Ricketts Memorial
A monument to Ed Ricketts stands near Cannery Row, at the intersection of Drake Avenue and Wave Street. There, on the evening of May 8, 1948, while driving across the railroad tracks, Ricketts was struck by a train. He was nearly 51. Devastated by his friend's death, Steinbeck wrote, "There dies the greatest man I have known and the best teacher. It is going to take a long time to reorganize my thinking and my planning without him."
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|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 598246 N 4052959|
|Decimal Degrees||36.61710000, -121.90131667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 37.026', W 121° 54.079'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 37' 1.56" N, 121° 54' 4.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||408, 831|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-51 Irving Ave, Monterey CA 93940, US|
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