& Mt. Elinor
|By Cannery Historian,
||By Hood Canal Historian,
||By Hood Canal Historian, Michael Fredson|
The History Company and Cannery Row Foundation connections to the Western Flyer began with the
creation of the Cannery Row Foundation in Ed Ricketts' Lab in 1983. By 1984 the Cannery Row Foundation board
announced efforts to acquire and return the Western Flyer to Monterey as a working non-profit
historical and educational icon of Monterey and Cannery Row's sardine fishing and canning heyday.
The Great Cannery Row Reunion
AUGUST 1 - 2
Virtual 50-Year Anniversary Celebration of John Steinbeck''s 1945 "Cannery Row"...Cannery Row historian; Steinbeck, and Ricketts authority; Featured Speaker and Program Consultant: Steinbeck Festival 2020 at the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, California.
Rescheduled as an interactive on-line STEINBECK FESTIVAL 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here for information
|Cascade Club of
Tacoma luncheon at the Tacoma Country Club, Lakeview.
"New Horizon for Pacific Northwest History" and Tacoma's role.
|Tacoma Yacht Club:
Open to the Public—Admission Free. Cannery Row's
Connection to the Hidden History of the Maritime Pacific
Northwest, Ed Ricketts' development of Ecology in the
PNW, John Steinbeck & the Western Flyer, "The Sea of
Cortez," and historic Tacoma Waterfront as the
"Birthplace of the Western Flyer."
Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Forum, at the Cottesmore, 2909 14th Avenue NW, Gig Harbor.
|HOOD CANAL'S NEW
HISTORY at the Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club, Union,
WA. Open to the Public. Mason County Historical Society
MCHS Newsletter event review.
NEW HORIZONS FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORY" at
Gig Harbor Kiwanis International Chapter 34 at Harbor Place at Cottesmore, 1016 29th Street NW, Gig Harbor.
||"The New History of
the Pacific Northwest" at the Weatherly Inn, Highlands
Parkway, Tacoma. 1:30 – 3:00 PM. Tacoma Historical
Society Lecture Series.
Historical Society presentation aboard the cruise of the
Hood Canal from the Alderbrook Lodge at Union to
Hoodsport, WA, and return aboard the "Lady Alderbrook."
|Fiero Marine Life
Center and NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Series: John Wayne Marina, Sequim, WA. 6:00 to
7:30 PM followed by a "Meet the Author"and booksigning.
Society Lecture Series: University of Puget Sound,
Tacoma. Murray Boardroom, Wheelock Center. 7 to 9 PM,
with book signing. Free Admission.
|SEA Discovery Center
(Poulsbo, Washington) of Western Washington University •
speaking engagement 6-7 PM. Free. Archival PowerPoint
premier of "Cannery Row 4.0"
|• Announcing the
publication of the expanded "CANNERY ROW, The History of
Old Ocean View Avenue and Its Connections to the Pacific
"Cannery Row 4.0" enters distribution; Special Offer direct orders; Click Here for CR 4.0 features and prices and for archival photo Power Point speaking engagements,
• The Spanish fish-packing history of what became Ed Ricketts' Lab, Pacific Biological Laboratories (by Robin Aeschliman)
• The newest Western Flyer Foundation (WesternFlyer.org) YouTube video of restoration of the Western Flyer by the Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op, Port Townsend, Washington.
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 • The History Company, in
association with the
Mason County Historical Society Museum in Shelton, Washington, presents:
“New Horizons for Pacific Northwest History”—A New Role in Ecology
An archival PowerPoint lecture by historian Michael Kenneth Hemp
Hood Canal’s role in a new horizon of
Pacific Northwest pride
Edward F. Ricketts at Port Townsend, Washington, June 1930. Jack Calvin photo, co-author of “Between Pacific Tides” (Pat Hathaway Collection)
In June 1930, Monterey marine biologist Ed Ricketts was photographed in the kelp bed at Port Townsend, Washington, by Jack Calvin–his co-author of “Between Pacific Tides” (1939). That photograph only recently opened the door to the realization that this revolutionary naturalist that brought Ecology into mainstream awareness had traveled extensively throughout the shoreline Pacific Northwest in the 1930s researching and developing that essential concept. Come learn where, why, and how the Pacific Northwest came to have a major role in Ecology.
WHERE: Shelton’s Mason County Historical Society Museum
427 W. Railroad Avenue, Shelton WA 98584
• Phone (360) 426-1020 For info.
WHEN: 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 29th, 2018. Followed with a book signing and a community research round table to help collect data for historical designations.
Michael Kenneth Hemp • Cannery Row,
Monterey’s historian has relocated to
Gig Harbor to
research and memorialize this new
horizon in Pacific Northwest history. More background
Cannery Row and the Pacific Northwest
Cannery Row, the historic Pacific Northwest, Steinbeck & Ricketts,
the Sea of Cortez, and the saga of
the Western Flyer.
WWII Big Band Jazz
"The Music that Helped
Save the World..."
Click here to listen
to a mission. Over...
END OF LIES
The Nadjik Pheromone
Andy Case photo
MK Hemp photo
|Michael Hemp with Ed Ricketts
Jr. at Ed's home on January 10, 2016.
A contingent of colleagues (Hemp, Andy Case, and Don Kohrs)
drove up from Monterey to see Ed Jr. and brought lunch from his
favorite local Indian restaurant. And a bigger surprise: 2 old card-files.
| Don Kohrs, Hopkins Marine
Station librarian, inspects index card files of
Ed Ricketts' world-wide contacts missing since the 1936 fire that destroyed
Ricketts' lab on Cannery Row–obtained through the Cannery Row Foundation
by historian Michael Hemp. Who knew exactly were to have them evaluated.
MK Hemp photo
|Andy Case, driving the
Cannery Row contingent
to Mill Valley, north of San Francisco, to present
Ed Jr. with his father's lost Pacific Biological
Laboratories business contact cards with
addresses from literally All Over The World,
missing since the Lab's 1936 fire.
|Andy was a regular visitor to Japan
as part of the aquaria business he built after his
years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. When Andy married his lovely Japanese
wife, Mikuyo, he promised he would move to Japan in 15 years. Andy, Mikuyo, and
son Taiki lived in Carmel Valley, where Mikuyo worked in the wine business.
Andy was preparing to make the personal and professional move when
he became ill and passed away.
The Emerging Connection of Cannery Row,
the historic Pacific Northwest,
John Steinbeck & Ed Ricketts,
the Sea of Cortez,
and the Saga of the Western Flyer"
The Emerging Connection of Cannery Row,