Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Build Site

Our Build site is located at Mare Island in Vallejo, right next to the Baylink Ferry maintenance facility where I work as Operations Manager for the ferry service. Needless to say, I will be spending a lot of extra time at the office for the next few months. Mare island is located in the North Bay where the Napa River empties into Carquinez Straights and San Pablo Bay. We are starting from scratch, with what is basically a waterfront parking lot. We will be using a shipping container as shop storage, and most of our work will be done outside. Here are some pictures of the site... the big green crane is leftover from the Navy days. Until 1996, Mare Island was a huge Naval shipyard with ship and submarine construction and maintenance facilities. Lots of history here. Mare Island is in the middle of redevelopment efforts, but these are moving slowly, and the area still has a lot of old shipyard equipment and structures. Good place to build a boat. -PB

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