Island Naval Shipyard (MINSY), located
in the San Francisco Bay Area at Vallejo, California
was very important in our country's history. For over 142 years, our country's
defense depended on Mare Island Navy Yard as well as over 100 organizations
which were in operation there over the years
The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation's master plan is to recover as much
of that history, plus the operating charcter of the shipyard, as possible
and make it available to scholars and other interested individuals and groups.
Our educational and museum projects aim to represent many of these activities
in a meaningful and living way. In addition, Mare Island ships are brought
in, so visitors from all over the world can see the end product of these labors.
The American people have the right to be proud of the accomplishments of our
Navy, and Mare Island. The shipyard was the home of over a hundred "firsts"
in its 142 years of operation. Our newest citizens and future generations
will have an opportunity to see and hear about what went on inside thie former
top-secret base. The work of over 200,000 people who "made it happen"
will be preserved and put on display.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our Web site and look forward to your "non-virtual"
visit to Mare Island, sometime real soon!