There is much to see at Mare Island, but Captain Thomas L. Snyder will focus on the hospital and other highlights including St. Peter's Chapel, with the largest collection of Tiffany windows west of the Mississippi; the Mare Island Museum, housed in the former Pipefitting Shop, constructed in 1855; the lovely homes of Officers' Row; and elements of the shipyard itself, including Drydock #1, constructed of granite floated down from the Sierras.
Directions To Mare Island: Travel east on Interstate 80, and exit at Tennessee Street. Head west. Continue on Tennessee until you reach the end, which will be the entrance to Mare Island.
Come across the causeway bridge and go to the blinking red light. Turn left and go .8 mile to a brick building on the left with a large anchor out front - this is the museum, which is at 1100 Railroad Avenue. There is plenty of parking.
We will organize at the museum. Once everyone has arrived, we will consolidate into fewer cars, and head to the Mare Island Chapel. Our tour will begin at 10:00am at the Chapel, so please arrive at the museum ten minutes early.
After the tour we will eat lunch in the park, and then you can feel free to check out the hospital. If you need a ride or are willing to offer a ride, please contact the OHA office.