Tag Archives: Mare island

Bomb Shelters(?)

With the outbreak of the Second World War, Mare Island rapidly added some bomb shelters for the workers and residents.  These concrete bunkers were built quickly but have lasted a long time.  The doors to them have gradually decayed and … Continue reading

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Ospreys on the Docks

I might have been visiting Mare Island to see the museum and surrounding area but I also got to fit in some wildlife viewing while I was there.  I had stepped out of the back of the museum towards one … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Chapel

Located on Mare Island, St Peter’s Chapel was a non-denominational chapel to support the naval facility.  It is no longer an active chapel but it is available for use for ceremonies.  The structure looks pretty small from the outside but … Continue reading

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Officer Commanding’s House

Ex-military installations that I have visited have a feature in common and that is the quarters for the senior officers.  Some grand looking houses are the home for the higher levels of staff and, the older the installation is, the … Continue reading

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Mare Island Museum

The Society of Aviation History organized a visit to Mare Island recently and I went along.  The tour started at the museum and walked to a number of locations before ending up back at the museum which we were then … Continue reading

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