The San Pablo Bay Trail Drive over the Blue Bridge, make a left on Azuar Drive, turn right through the gate – and into this open trail. Enjoy the exquisite panoramic vistas of San Pablo Bay, Mt. Diablo, the Carquinez
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Mare Island Golf Club 1892: Mare Island Golf Club was established in 1892 – making it the oldest course west of the Mississippi. Views – San Pablo Bay, the Napa River, Mount Tamalpais, Golden Gate Bridge. The Mare Island Golf
Mare Island Museum 1855: Mare Island Museum. Bldg 46 (at 1100 Railroad Avenue), the oldest building on the shipyard, was originally the “smithery” where they made the metal parts to construct the ships being built or repaired here on the
St. Peter’s Chapel 1901: St. Peter’s Chapel — set in its own grassy park within a eucalyptus grove — is a picturesque interdenominational chapel. It boasts of one of the largest collections of Tiffany glass under one roof. The 29 exquisite
Officer’s Row Mansions The mansions boasts of the opulence of the Victorian era. The interior features exquisite details on the beams and extravagant woodwork on the crown moldings – its stained glass windows illuminating the sun’s natural light. The high
John Laing Development 2006: John Laing purchased the sites on Mare Island from master developer, Lennar Corporation. On Mare Island, John Laing built four-plex structures that are designed to blend with the historic architecture of the island – including the
Building A-167 1857: Visitors Center in a former munitions storage magazine, Building A-167. The Mare Island Heritage Shoreline Preserve is located within part of the old Naval Ammunition Depot. The depot, dating to 1857, was located on the south end
The Spirit Ship 1996: The Spirit Ship is an art tribute to the workers of Mare Island Shipyard – marking the closure. The sculpture has a ‘dog tag’ for many of the ships built and/or repaired on Mare Island.
Since Mare Island Naval Shipyard opened in 1854 – everything, including workers, supplies – even groceries were transported to Mare Island via ferry. Today, the lazy days of ferries had gone for good. 1919: The Navy built a $500,000 causeway
Source: Wikipedia The Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINSY) was the first United States Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean. The Napa River goes through the Mare Island Strait. MINSY made a name for itself as the premier US West