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Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo

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The Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINSY) was the first United States Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean. It is located 25 miles (40 km) northeast of San Francisco in Vallejo, California. The Napa River goes through the Mare Island Strait and separates the peninsula shipyard (Mare Island, California) from the main portion of the city of Vallejo. MINSY made a name for itself as the premier U.S. West Coast submarine port as well as serving as the controlling force in San Francisco Bay Area shipbuilding efforts during World War II.
The base closed in 1996 and has gone through several redevelopment phases. It was registered as a California Historical Landmark in 1960, and parts of it were declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1975.
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  • Worked many years at Mare Island as a government civil service employee. So did some of my family and lots of friends. My experience was that being a government employee was almost like having a... 
    Worked many years at Mare Island as a government civil service employee. So did some of my family and lots of friends. My experience was that being a government employee was almost like having a...  more »
  • The guided tour of Mare Island Naval Shipyard costs twenty bucks, and it's money well spent. The tour of St. Peter's Chapel is alone worth the price, but you get to tour a mansion and see historic... 
    The guided tour of Mare Island Naval Shipyard costs twenty bucks, and it's money well spent. The tour of St. Peter's Chapel is alone worth the price, but you get to tour a mansion and see historic...  more »
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  • Great place to visit. I will have to visit the museum next time I head this way. Wonderful cocktails at Savage & Cooke (didn't eat, wasn't hungry) then had a great porter at Mare Island Brewery. Will definitely return to try the food and drink more beer.
  • This island has soooo much potential!! Nice houses with very few residents. The Vino Godfather Tasting room (Tom is great, the wine is yummy🍷) and Mare Island Brewery are musts to visit!

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