In 1917 an Americancompany established floating plantfor the exploitation oftuna,and ten years latertheMarine ProductsCompanywas established.1917 – Una compañía estadounidense estableció en 1917 una planta flotante para el aprovechamiento del atún, y diez años después se estableció la Compañía de Productos Marinos. Source: http://raulverdugo.blogspot.mx/2011/08/cabo-san-lucas.html
In this impressivephotograph, whichwas takenat the beginning ofthe decade of theseventies of the twentiethcentury, we see the backgroundtunapackerPando, at the bottomtheFinisterrahotelthatwas hishugebeach watchingthe Pacific.
It is indeedsurprising to seedetailthisphotographwas takenin 1970, although the date is not confirmed,Iguessitwill bein that yearwhen it was taken. We clearly seethe buildingoccupied by thetuna canneryPandoandthe few buildingsthat were inwhat is nowthetourist marinaofCaboSanLucas,backisa warehouse, maybe it was part of the plantofDon EliasPando.We reachedthe pieralsoservednoticeto the packingandwould later beused forferry servicethat existed betweenthis point andPuertoVallarta.Wehavebeenaskedasthenpopulation centersthatnowmake up the municipalityofLosCabos.
What remains of the old tuna canning plant in Cabo San Lucas is merely a shell of its former self. Nearly destroyed by a hurricane in the 1940’s and rebuilt in the 1950’s the old building stands as piece of local history. The historic Cabo San Lucas tuna cannery in the photo above was built in 1927 and kept in operation until 1980.