World War II cannery expansion: Monterey became “Sardine Capital of the World” as it fed a world at war with the plentiful and nutritious Monterey sardine. Within five years the industry would die on its waterfront for lack of sardines. The Monterey Cannery & Warehouse buildings, located at 700 and 711 Cannery Row, are now a place for visitors to find unique shops and restaurants.

Cannery Row