Tuesday, March 21, 2006

California Historical Landmark #751

First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific
California State Historical Landmark #751

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This landmark is located at the entrance to Mare island Naval Shipyard, main gate, on the southwest corner of Tennessee Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo, California. There are 13 other California State Historical Landmarks in Solano County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 06.584 W 122° 15.845.

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Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854 by Commander David G. Farragut, U.S.N., on a site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, U.S.N. Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, hospital, Marine barracks, cemetery, chapel, and radio station in the Pacific.

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