Silver Harvest

Silver Harvest (HM11BD)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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N 36° 37.015', W 121° 54.008'

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Historic Cannery Row

In the formative days of the Monterey fishing industry, the working boats were too small to carry both a crew and a catch. The fishermen towed a second boat called a "lighter," which could hold 25 to 60 tons of sardines.

Since the canning plants along Cannery Row didn't 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.

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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598352 N 4052940
Decimal Degrees36.61691667, -121.90013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 37.015', W 121° 54.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 37' 0.90" N, 121° 54' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940, US
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