Friday, May 16, 2008

Sail the Moon . . .

Latest Lunar Eclipse w/ "Ghost Ship" sculpture (site - MISHP)
NPy by Tim Baskerville

Now, related to the Open Space stories below, this past weekend the nascent Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve held an "Access Day" in the normally "off-limits" southern tip (site of the proposed regional park) of Mare Island at the Carquinez Strait. These monthly "Second Saturday Access Days" are hosted by Arc Ecology. Contact: Myrna Hayes, Volunteer North Bay Projects Manager for Arc Ecology, myrnahay[at]pacbell[dot]net, or call 707-557-9816.

The public may walk, hike or bicycle on the paved roads enjoying scenic vistas of 7 Bay Area counties, as well as the cultural, military and natural features of the area.

The next scheduled Access Day is set for Saturday, June 14, 2008 - so, mark your calendars. Groups meet at The Preserve entrance gate at the deadend of Railroad Ave on Mare Island. For directions: enter the park name into Google Maps .

For more info re: The Preserve, visit the SF Bay Flyway festival Web site
here.

And, look for The Nocturnes to hold a nighttime event at The Preserve real soon!

("How you gonna keep off the preserve, once they've seen the sights?"
)

2 Comments:

Blogger Andy Frazer said...

Tim,

That ghost ship photograph is very interesting. Is it yours? Any comments about where it was taken?

Andy Frazer

11:34 AM  
Blogger Tim Baskerville said...

Yeah, that's a fun thing - sculpture done after MINSy - Mare Island Naval Shipyard - closed in 1996, and commemorates the 500+ ships built on-island during the 142 year history. Stainless steel ship 'ID tags' bang against the frame and each other in the wind! Thought you had been up to the site before - highest point on Mare Island at around 285 ft - quite a view!

12:37 PM  

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