MARE ISLAND ENCOUNTERS
|Since Mike had
time before the
arrival of Glacier, he headed North to a point where he took a couple
more photos. But here he has presented us a couple others he had taken
in the past. The photo right had been taken from the dry docks -
location "2". The photo below had been taken at location "3" where the
conning tower of Submarine "658" is part of the Island's museum.
This is where submarines were built. From across the channel, in Vallejo, Mike saw the launching of USS Drum SSN-677, on 28 May, 1970, the last submarine built at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
Photo "4", Mike took on April 17's shoot. The building is now Vacant.
After these photos were taken, Mike returned South to the pier across from the dry docks. He took 15 photos her and later 6 more from the Dry Dock side.
All of Mike's images appear on a VIDEO. On the day of Departure, May 7, 2012, he took several more of the tow proceeding across the bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge. All the photos appear on the VIDEO plus a few that others had taken. Two of his appear on the Departing Web Page.
This image displays the back side the 658, being that of
USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658),
Photo "5" also taken on April 17 shoot, is of USS Crescent, (Golden Bear II),
where she was moored before being towed to Brownsville, Texas on January 15, 2012.