Monterey history photo collection

California Views:
The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist


Moss Landing, California

Gallery of over 2,400 Photos available as Canvas prints, Framed Prints, Acrylic Prints and Greeting Cards.
Moss Landing Hotel and Saloon
George Pfeffer, proprietor
Circa 1893
Photo Accession CV # 84-100-0001

Holdings: over 250 photographs
Working on fishing boats on the low-tide at Woodward's Marine
Photo Accession CV # 93-093-00
Donald L. Woodward Photo
We have over 100 4x5 negatives and prints
A gift from the Woodward family.
4x5 Neg.
Circa 1955
Named after captain Charles Moss, Moss Landing lies on the eastern shores of Monterey Bay at the mouth of Elkhorn Slough on the central California coast.
Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad (Narrow Gage) Sugar king Claus Spreckels wanted transport services for his plant at Watsonville.
The April 18, 1906 earthquake destroyed the wharf and much of the infrastructure of Moss Landing.
Moss Landing shore Whaling Station's owned by the California Sea Products Company opend in 1918. The First Whale taken was a Sperm whale on January 22, 1919 by the chase boat Hercules and the Station closed in 1927.
Monterey Bay Salt Co. salt pond operators in the 1930's and Japanese oyster farmers and also in the 1930's and 40's in was Sardines fishing and canning in the late 1940 and in the early 1990's Basking shark fishery.
Castroville is 3.7 miles away, Mojo Cojo Adobe and station and the Pajaro Valley Rail Road Company in Moss Landing.

Steam Schooners and passenger liners
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Holdings: over 28,000 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
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Prints are available from 11 x14 - 40x60 inches.
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Dedicated to the preservation of our California photographic heritage
This page was last updated on October 1, 2019
California Views Historical Photo Collection
To obtain permission to use any photographs please contact Pat Hathaway

Monterey, California 93940-2702
Phone (831) 373-3811
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