MICL TRIP: Fall 2017 A
Mare Island
Class Time: Saturday October 7 Time: TBD
Mare Island

Mare Island, site of the U.S. Navy’s first permanent base on the West Coast, has several hundred structures and sites of historic interest. This tour attempts to highlight some of the best.

The Navy bought the island for $83,491, opened the shipyard in September 0f 1854 and in its 142-year history turned out 513 ships – including 400 during WWII. Naval operations ceased on April Fool’s Day, 1996.

Coordinator: Margery Neder