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. We will hear from labor historians, labor activists who will discuss the history of maritime labor including the 1934 General Strike and other labor struggles. We will also get up close to the nearly completed eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. This bridge was completed without the death of one worker. There will be a report on what the new engineering problems are.
On the boat will be: UC geographer Gray Brechin; labor process photographer Joe Blum; WPA historian Harvey Smith, Rosie The Riveter park ranger Betty Reid Soskin; environmentalist researcher Ray Tomkins and others.
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 to confirm your reservation.
Then, you should mail a check ($45/person over age 12, ages 6 to 12 $25, children under 6 - free) 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 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.
We will be gathering west side of Pier 39 (when you face the Pier 39, go toward Pier 41, toward left.)
Please be there at least 30 minutes before the departure time in order to go through paper work.
We expect the tickets to be sold out quickly, so please make your reservation early.
See also: http://graybrechin.net/ http://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/about/project-team/ http://www.ironworking.com/pic_jblum.html http://www.laborfest.net/2013/2013schedule.htm