Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association “Wharf Walks at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf”-Tours

Beginning Saturday, March 3, 2012, Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who will offer monthly "Wharf Walks" Walking Tours at Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey.
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Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association Launches “Wharf Walks at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf”- Walking Tours With Historian Tim Thomas

February 1, 2012, Monterey, CA. The Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Association is pleased to team up with noted Monterey Bay Fisheries Historian and author, Tim Thomas, who will offer monthly “Wharf Walks” Walking Tours at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey (www.montereywharf.com) on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM – Noon, beginning Saturday, March 3, 2012. Tours will 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 $30 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years). Group Rates are also available.

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 and the Monterey Bay was 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--Monterey's first fishermen, 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 & 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 Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula” and co-author of “Monterey’s Waterfront.”

For more information, go to www.montereywharf.com.

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