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    Reservations are open for the Saturday, October 13th Cannery Row Foundation guided historical tours of Ed Ricketts’ Pacific Biological Laboratories.

    Hourly tours of Ed Ricketts’ Pacific Biological Laboratories–widely known as “Doc’s Lab”–will begin as usual at 9:00 AM and will end with the last hour-long guided tour by CRF historians and special guest presenters at 5:00 PM. Lots of background and details at www.canneryrow.org.
    This special tour date of the home and laboratory of one of America’s greatest scientific figures and a character in six of John Steinbeck’s novels will honor the “Doc’s Lab Men’s Club” members that preserved the structure since the mid 1950s. In 1993, this American historical treasure was sold to the City of Monterey by an eclectic and awesome collection of friends of 800 Cannery Row’s owner, Monterey High School teacher, Harlan Watkins. Known as the “Docs Lab Men’s Club” over the years, they were also the originators of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
    The special story will be shared along with history and stories of marine biologist Ed “Doc” Ricketts and his somewhat well know pal, John Steinbeck. Please join us of one of these rare occasions when the Cannery Row Foundation can provide the fascinating history and lore of one of America’s most intriguing landmarks. Bring your cameras!
    Reservations are essential and can be made at tours@canneryrow.org. The $15 per person donation can be made in cash or check at the door at 800 Cannery Row, located between the Intercontinental Cannery Row hotel and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

    We hope to see you in “Doc’s lab” on Saturday, October 13.

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 11, 2012

    Topics: Front PG News

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