There isn't much to see but the outside of the building and his original tanks. It is worth the stop if you are walking from the Aquarium down Cannery Row.
This small building on Cannerey Row has a lot of history viewed from the little sidewalk on the south side of the house. There are signs that tell the whole story. The biggest surprise is the great view of the ocean behind the building. The sounds of the surf going right under your feet is amazing. Great place to visit.
The Lab was cool when I was young, and it still captures the imagination. A bit of interesting history.
Very interesting history at the former home and lab Doc Rickett's of Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row', including the origins of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Watch for opening times!
Every so often the Cannery Row foundation helps keep Doc's Lab open to the public, often on a Saturday. It is an incredible opportunity to get a chance to look inside where Ed Rickets worked and lived. You can see and feel the ambiance out of John Steinbeck's novel Cannery Row. Don;t miss it if you are a Steinbeck fan.
This is strictly for Steinbeck fans--it is one of the main locales for "Cannery Row", the lab of Doc Ricketts. It is a plain wooden building that sadly is being surrounded by development, with a few reminders of the 1940s nearby. There is no sign or indication of what the building was. It used to be offices, but when we... More
I'm a teacher and chaperone for an annual "Monterey Trip" for junior high students. Prior to the trip we require students to read Steinbeck's Cannery Row in which are vivd descriptions of the row and its inhabitants. Steinbeck describe Doc's place, "Lee" Wing Chongs place, and the "Bear Flag Restaurant"in great detail. To actually see all of these places is... More
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