Cabo San Lucas 1951

cabo-san-lucas-bay-1951-gulickCabo San Lucas bay and what is now called Playa el Médano. The photo looks like it was taken from the top of the rock formations near land’s end. Photo by Howard E. Gulick.

Old Tuna Cannery

In 1917 an American company established floating plant for the exploitation of tuna, and ten years later the Marine Products Company was 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

Old tuna cannery 1966
Old tuna cannery 1966. Source: Three friends of Bette Sutherin.

 

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The old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas
La antigua planta empacadora de atún en Cabo San Lucas

 

Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo.
Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo. the name Paul Ames is barely visible on the print. Year unknown.
Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo. the name Paul Ames is barely visible on the print. Year unknown.
Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo. the name Paul Ames is barely visible on the print. Year unknown.
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In this impressive photograph, which was taken at the beginning of the decade of the seventies of the twentieth century, we see the background tuna packer Pando, at the bottom the Finisterra hotel that was his huge beach watching the Pacific.

DSC09549It is indeed surprising to see detail this photograph was taken in 1970, although the date is not confirmed, I guess it will be in that year when it was taken. We clearly see the building occupied by the tuna cannery Pando and the few buildings that were in what is now the tourist marina of Cabo San Lucas, back is a warehouse, maybe it was part of the plant of Don Elias Pando. We reached the pier also served notice to the packing and would later be used for ferry service that existed between this point and Puerto Vallarta. We have been asked as then population centers that now make up the municipality of Los Cabos.

10542882_708543122559099_7200007118204188768_nSource:  http://vamonosalbable.blogspot.mx/2012/05/un-vistazo-cabo-san-lucas-en-1970.html

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Tuna Cannery circa 1960. Photo courtesy friends of PhotoMexico.com

 

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The Cabo San Lucas Cannery pier and harbor, circa 1977. Photo courtesy Latitude 22 Cabo.

 

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View of the old tuna cannery, circa 1960 to 70. Caption is about changes the names of the Cannery Beaches.

 

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Compañía de Productos Marinos, Cabo San Lucas. Date of photo unknown, but I think it is fairly recent.

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.

The Old Tuna Cannery, Cabo San Lucas, April 19, 1957 Images by Howard E. Gulick

 

The old Cabo San Lucas tuna cannery and fishing pier. Photo February 1993 by Joseph A. Tyson.
View of the old Cabo San Lucas tuna cannery and fishing pier at the entrance to the marina. The fishing pier was destroyed by Hurricane Juliette in 2001 after being a landmark for 70 years. Photo February 1993  by Joseph A. Tyson.

 

Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo February 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson
Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo February 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson

 

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Remains of the old tuna packing plant in Cabo San Lucas.
Photo January 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson

 

Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo January 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson
Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo January 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson

Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort

The original Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort was demolished during October 2005 to make way for the new project, Hacienda Beach Club & Residences.  Established in 1962 by Abelardo Rodriguez.

Hotel Hacienda Cabo San Lucas Photo c1965
Hotel Hacienda Cabo San Lucas Photo c1965
Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort, Playa el Médano, Cabo San Lucas, early 1990’s. Published in Los Cabos Magazine Issue 5, 1997.
Hacienda Beach Resort just before the demolition. October 2005. Photo by PhotoMexico - Francisco Estrada
Hacienda Beach Resort just before the demolition. October 2005. Photo by PhotoMexico – Francisco Estrada

 

Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas. Photo June 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson.
Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas. Photo June 2004 by Joseph A. Tyson.

 

Hacienda Beach Resort advertisement in the 1991 IGFA World Record Magazine.
Hacienda Beach Resort advertisement in the 1991 IGFA World Record Magazine.

 

Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas. Date and owner unknown. Please contact me.
Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas.
Date and owner unknown. Please contact me.

 

View of Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort from Cabo San Lucas Bay in 1966. Source: Three friends of Bette Sutherin.
View of Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort from Cabo San Lucas Bay in 1966.
Source: Three friends of Bette Sutherin. Photo by Richard Pearson

 

View of Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas from Medano Beach • Photo 1966 by Richard Pearson
View of Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas from Medano Beach • Source: Three friends of Bette Sutherin • Photo 1966 by Richard Pearson