Friday, June 18, 2010

Save Our Sail - Welcome!

When the nuclear ballistic missile submarine USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN 658 was decommissioned in 1995, parts of the boat were saved with the idea that someday they would be put on public display on Mare Island. Those parts include the boat's control room, her periscopes, and her 65-ton sail & dive planes. The periscopes and control room displays are now in the Mare Island Museum, literally across the street from where the ship was built  & launched thirty years earlier, in 1965.

The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, the sail's caretaker, is working on a plan to place the 658's sail in a dramatic, accessible site for permanent display.

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