Saturday, October 1st, 2016 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Where We Will Meet
Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, 289 Mare Island Way,
Where The Walk Will End
Dinner at Napoli Pizza, 124 Tennessee Street, Vallejo, CA
About This Walk
If you are looking for a photowalk with majestic gardens, Sunset magazine style architecture, and festive farmers’ markets, then this walk is NOT for you!
But, it you are interested in history, the peak of industrial technology, and the triumph of thousands of workers seeking to keep our county secure during the daunting challenge of several wars, then you will find no better walk.
Mare Island was the first naval ship yard in the west coast and remained active for 142 years until it was de-commissioned in the 1990s. Closed, but not forgotten, uses today including privates businesses that have re-inhabited the base and other shipping related business that continue today.
For a more complete history of the island, read the Wikipedia article here.
NOTE: There are NO SERVICES on Mare Island. There is a bathroom, but bring you own drinking water and it’s always a good idea to carry a snack. It will be cool or cold, so dress in layers, bring warm and comfortable shoes, and a hat may be in order as well.
This walk with be co-led with fellow and noted photographer Kevin Shea (lower right picture) who will meet you at 5:00pm at the the anchor in from of the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation. Optional dinner will follow a short distance away at Napoli Pizza, 124 Tennessee Street, Vallejo. If you are interested in the dinner please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can kindly give the restaurant a count before hand.
October 1st, 2016
Happy October Everyone!
Today is Photowalk Day!
This walk with be co-led with fellow and noted photographer Kevin Shea who will meet you at 5:00pm at the anchor in front of the Mare Island Historic Park Museum, 1100 Railroad Avenue, Mare Island. I’ll join the walk around 6:15 as i have a class that runs until 5:30.
Optional dinner will follow a short distance away at Napoli Pizza, 124 Tennessee Street, Vallejo.
See you tonight!