Cannery Row history: Western Flyer puzzle takes shape

AR-160419841.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667Revelations at the Cannery Row Symposium just keep getting better and better. Last year it was announced that the Western Flyer, the fishing boat leased by John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts for their historic collecting trip to the Sea of Cortez, had been purchased and would be restored and returned to Monterey Bay as an educational classroom. At this year’s event, held Saturday at Hopkins Marine Station, the wheel from the fishing boat’s flying bridge and two compasses were displayed. It was also announced that the foundation has come into possession of Ricketts’ rolodex. The rolodex is two boxes of index cards that survived the fire that destroyed his business, Pacific Biological Laboratories, in 1936. It gives a broader picture of how the marine biologist was connected to scientists all over the world. But more on that later.,, Read the article here 14:46