Chinese Fisheries - Monterey by William Seltzer Rice

Chinese Fisheries - Monterey by William Seltzer Rice

Chinese Fisheries - Monterey

William Seltzer Rice

Title

Chinese Fisheries - Monterey

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
8 5/8 x 11 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil lr 
Edition Size
15 of 20  
Annotations
pencil titled 
Reference
e-cc14 
Paper
cream wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
RRT717 
Price
$1,200.00 
Description
According to the Monterey County Historical Society, the first Chinese inhabitants set up camp about 1851 on the cove of Point Lobos. They discovered the bounty of the bay and set up other fishing settlements at Pescadero and Point Alones near what is now Cannery Row. These skilled Chinese seamen launched the first commercial fishing industry in Monterey, taking first abalone and later other varieties of fish including cod, halibut, flounder, yellowtail, sardines, squid and shark--as well as oysters and mussels from the bay waters. It was a common sight to see the unique Chinese fishing boats setting off from the shanty-like village at "China Point." regionalist