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August 18

The History & Story of Mare Island Naval Shipyard

Dennis Kelly who has long and very deep ties to Mare Island was the presenter. He worked for 22 years in managerial well as technical positions ranging from nuclear engineer to facilities manager. He was assigned by the Department of Defense to be the ombudsmen for the conversion from a military base to civilian use in 1993.  After the closure he has been involved as a Board Member and officer of the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation since its inception in 1995

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Learn about the German Spy the British nicknamed the “Blonde Bombshell” who collaborated with two other saboteurs to cause a powder magazine explosion rocking the entire North Bay during World War I.

Hear about how and why Mare Island came to be the first US naval base on an isolated coast.

There is no question that Mare Island has played a critical role in the Bay Area and the world.

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