Wharf 1 History

It has seen bales of Chinese silks and barrels of Spanish wine, whaling ships, Navy cutters, and fishing boats by the score; Fisherman's Wharf, in its various incarnations, has been the focus of Monterey's economic life for centuries.


The City of Monterey has seen people from many different countries who journeyed to this beautiful and fertile region forming an intricate tapestry of cultures. Russian, Spanish, Mexican, British, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Scandinavian, and many others came to Monterey to live and work by and on the beautiful Monterey Bay. </