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Laborfest: Labor Boat Tour

Sunday, July 16, 2017
5:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Location Details:
Pier 41, left of Pier 39 near outside ticket booth - Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco. F Train, Buses: 8X, 30, 47

Building Bridges & 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 boarding time.
Tour lasts 3 hours
A complimentary meal will be provided, however, if you are on a special diet, please bring your own food. (Sorry, we do not take any special orders for food.)

Join the best labor maritime trip in the world. Learn about the great labor history of the Bay Area, from the 1934 Maritime Strike, which helped shape the character of San Francisco to the effort to save the EPA to ensure the Bay stay clean.
We will hear from labor historians Gray Brechin, Harvey Schwartz, Harvey Smith, Laurence Shoup and labor photographers like Joseph Blum. We will also hear about ongoing struggles of workers in the Bay Area.
Enjoy labor songs with troubadours and musicians. Come one, come all, and experience the beauty of sailing the San Francisco Bay.
The tour ends with a spectacular view of the sunset over the Golden Bridge from the middle of the Bay.
You can’t afford to miss this great maritime tour.

To make your reservation:
By E-mail: laborfest [at]
Or call: (415) 642-8066
and leave (1) your name, (2) phone number and (3)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, children under 6 - free, 6 to 12 $25) to LaborFest, P.O.Box 40983, San Francisco, CA 94140.
We don’t send out 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.
We will be gathering to the left of Pier 39, toward Pier 41 (Blue & Gold Fleet).
Please be there at least 30 minutes before departure time in order to go through paper work.
We expect the tickets to be sold out quickly, so please make your reservation early.

Who Built the Golden Gate? New Book Tells Bridge Workers’ Stories - by Peter Cole
Building Bridges and Maritime History Boat Tour - LaborFest 2014 slides - by Mike Melnyk
See also:
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jun 17, 2017 5:48AM
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