In 1905, abalone was dried on drying beds at Coal Chute Point. Drying was the main method used by Japanese until California laws forbade the drying of abalone. From here the product was moved by small-gauge rail to distribution points for shipping to domestic and international markets.
On exhibit in the Heritage Museum is an old dive
helmet used for abalone fishing since the
1890s. Roy Hattori was the youngest Nisei
diver to use this type of helmet and suit for
abalone fishing in the local area.
The Ohio is a sardine
fishing boat owned and
used by the Manaka
family before the
outbreak of WWII. This
wood model of the
Manaka boat was made
by a family friend,
Shig Nakaji, while
living in the Poston camp.
In 1904, this Japanese Teahouse was built at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove. The teahouse was financed by Mr. Noda and constructed without the use of nails by Kohachi Handa. Unable to obtain a new lease, the teahouse closed in 1918.