Sausalito Guided Wartime History Walk June 13
Date: June 13, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Place: The guided walk starts at the Bay Model Visitors Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965. Although the address for the Bay Model Visitors Center is on Bridgeway, the building itself is actually located off of Marinship Way, which splits off of Bridgeway just to the south and runs down a small hill to the nuilding. The satellite photo below shows the huge complex, and the map shows how Bridgeway and Marinship Way intersect. Once you've turned onto Marinship Way signs will lead you to parking for the Bay Model Visitor Center.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Government initiated a rush plan to fill in a series of San Francisco Bay marshlands in Sausalito and build a major new shipyard here… from scratch. The Marinship shipyards started production within a year, and made a major contribution to the war effort, employing over 20,000 workers before the end of the conflict.
In the process they not only supplied "Liberty Ships" for the US war effort, they brought thousands of new residents from all over the country to Sausalito and helped create the diverse local culture we have today.
This guided walking tour will explore the places and history of the Marinship area, where the Bay Model is just one of many current occupants.
Google Map Instructions: Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out, the arrow keys to scroll the map, and the SAT button to see the satellite view.
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