751 Mare Island Navy Yard
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BackPak
N 38° 06.584 W 122° 15.845
10S E 564515 N 4218245
Quick Description: For 142 years ships were constrected and repaired in this public ship yard.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/16/2006 6:07:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM65J
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 33

Long Description:
Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854 by Commander David G. Farragut, U.S.N., on a site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, U.S.N.

Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, hospital, Marine barracks, cemetery, chapel, and radio station in the Pacific.

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Marker Number: 751.00

Marker Name: FIRST U.S. NAVAL STATION IN THE PACIFIC

County: Solano

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 12/18/1960

Location:
Entrance to Mare island Naval Shipyard, main gate, SW corner of Tennessee St and Mare Island Way, Vallejo


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