1945: From the Half Moon Bay Review
“Plans for a new fish cannery at Princeton-by-the-Sea, to be built by Princeton Packers a firm of which A.M. Patrick of Berkeley is general manager, were disclosed Friday following the first hearing before the county planning commission of a petition to have the site changed to a heavy commercial classification.
“The firm, which has already purchased the wharf opposite Patroni House and four acres of adjoining property, would erect a large steel-frame packing house and would be engaged largely in filling army-navy orders, it was learned. It would employ several hundred persons, and in the off-fishing season would engage in vegetable canning.
“The Romeo Fish Co. recently was granted permission to build a fish cannery at Princeton, and although the firm built a wharf, it has not as yet built a cannery there.”