This year is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Steinbeck’s masterpiece, Cannery Row (1945). This little novel, written immediately after Steinbeck returned from a journalistic assignment overseas during World War II, captures life in 1930s Monterey as well as the ecological vision of Steinbeck and his friend Edward F. Ricketts. Cannery Row celebrates community; Steinbeck’s model was the intertidal. Dive into Cannery Row, and join online presentations, discussions, and films about the history of the Row, Ricketts, ecology, friendship, and communities.
In celebration of Cannery Row Days, September 16 - November 7, 2020, please enjoy these virtual tours:
Virtual Tour of Ed Ricketts Lab
Cannery Row Tour