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Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Monterey County, California.

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Built in 1870 by the Pacific Coast Steamship Company, Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf has transformed from a regular passenger and freight service wharf to a major shipping and fishing port and, most recently, a popular tourist destination. Linked directly to Monterey, California’s history, the wharf has seen the same ups and downs as the coastal city.

Today visitors flock here for fresh seafood, shopping and entertainment. From the wharf you can choose from multiple whale-watch cruises and wildlife tours. Though it is a popular tourist destination, local artists and working fishermen, among other characters, help keep the wharf’s eclectic feel authentic.

Written by  Christine Fisher.

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