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7/15 Labor Boat Tour Still Open
by All Aboard
Thursday Jul 12th, 2012 2:59 AM
On Sunday, July 15, 2012, you have the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of San Francisco Bay in the company of people who honor labor and care about the issues of our time by joining the Labor Boat Tour at 5:30 p.m. Pier 41 left of Pier 39 near outside ticket booth - Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.
On Sunday, July 15, 2012, you have the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of San Francisco Bay in the company of people who honor labor and care about the issues of our time by joining the Labor Boat Tour at 5:30 p.m. Pier 41 left of Pier 39 near outside ticket booth - Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.

Building Bridges and Labor Maritime History Boat Tour
5:45 PM Boarding, 6:00 PM Departure
Boat leaves promptly at 6:00 PM
Please arrive 30 minutes before the departure time
Tour lasts 3 hours
A complimentary meal will be provided, however, if you are on a special diet please bring your own food.

Join us for this evening cruise on labor history and a close up look at the massive construction project of the eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The skills of the ironworkers, operators, carpenters, laborers, electricians and maritime workers who are building this monument are creating a vital link and beautiful artifact of the Bay Area.
Labor historians, photographers and building trades workers will talk about labor history and the construction of the new East Bay Span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Gray Brechin, Betty Reid Soskin, Joseph Blum and others will present along with labor musicians and others.
Fukushima mother, anti-nuclear activist and organic farmer Chieko Shiina will be speaking and meeting people at this event. For more on the nuclear crisis in Japan and its impact worldwide, see:
http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

To make your reservation:
By E-mail: laborfest [at] laborfest.net or call: (415) 642-8066, and leave your name, phone number and number of people in your party. (We prefer e-mail.)
We will contact you back to confirm your reservation. Then, you should mail a check ($45/person, children under 6 - free, 6 to 12 is $25) to LaborFest, P.O.Box 40983, San Francisco, CA 94140.
We don’t send you tickets, but we will either e-mail or call you back to let you know that we received your check, and as soon as we receive your check, your reservation will be confirmed. You will get your ticket at the pier before you get on the boat.
Please be there at least 30 minutes before the departure time in order to go through paper work.
See also
http://graybrechin.net/
http://www.ironworking.com/pic_jblum.html
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm