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|Laborfest: Mare Island Naval Shipyard: Laboring for the Navy|
|Date||Saturday July 30|
|Time||11:30 AM - 2:30 PM|
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Meet at the corner of 8th St. and Railroad Ave. Mare Island. The Ferry terminal can be reached by BARTLink bus from the Del Norte BART station or by ferry from the San Francisco Ferry Building.
Mare Island Naval Shipyard: Laboring for the Navy
Founded in 1854 as the first U.S. Naval installation in the Pacific, Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo was the Navy’s largest civilian shipyard, employing at its peak of production during WWII more than 40,000 workers, including women–Rosie the Riveters, as they became known. Learn about some of the labor issues that influenced work life at the shipyard and walk through the central shipyard with some of the workers who built and repaired Navy vessels up until the base closure in 1996. Bring your own lunch to enjoy at the picnic grounds next to the Naval Cemetery in the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve, followed by the afternoon tour. Drinks will be provided. E-mail or call for a ride from the Vallejo Ferry terminal. The Ferry terminal can be reached by BARTLink bus from the Del Norte BART station or by ferry from the San Francisco Ferry Building. Hosted by Mare Island Heritage Trust. For information call 707-249-9633 or e-mail myrnahay [at] pacbell.netVisit:
FOR MORE ON THE PORT CHICAGO EXPLOSION, SEE THE 2 P.M. TOUR OF MARE ISLAND ON THE SAME DAY.