Mare Island

Mare Island is a peninsula in the United States alongside the city of Vallejo, California, about 23 miles (37 km) northeast of San Francisco. The Napa River forms its eastern side as it enters the Carquinez Strait juncture with the east side of San Pablo Bay. Mare Island is considered a peninsula because no full body of water separates this or several other named "islands" from the mainland. Instead, a series of small sloughs cause seasonal water-flows among the so-called islands. Mare Island is the largest of these at about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) long and a mile wide.

The Napa River widens and forms a harbor between Mare Island and the mainland.

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National Register Of Historic Places Listings In Solano County, California - Current Listings
01972-06-13June 13, 1972 Northeast of Collinsville off CA 68 Collinsville Mare Island Naval Shipyard 01975-05-15May 15, 1975 Mare Island Vallejo Boundary increase (added January 21, 1997 ... Hill Historic District 02003-11-21November 21, 2003 Roughly bounded by Mare Island Way almost to Sonoma Blvd ...
Mare Island Strait
... The Mare Island Strait is a channel at 38°06′00″N 122°15′54″W / 38.10°N 122.265°W / 38.10 -122.265 in the San Pablo Bay separating Mare Island and the mainland ... The strait was formerly used by the Mare Island Naval Shipyard until its closure in 1995 ...
Patrol Craft Fast - Use - In Training
... The most frequent training area for the Mare Island units was the marshland that forms the northern shoreline of San Francisco Bay ... unit PBRs (Patrol Boat, River) up until 1995, when Mare Island was scheduled for Base Closure ... operating, motorists traveling along Highway 37 from Vallejo, which passes Mare Island, to the Bay Area would often see the Riverine Boats making their ...
John Beckett (American Football) - U.S. Marine Corps Service
... senior year, and was assigned to the Marine base at Mare Island, California ... He joined the Mare Island football team, coached by Beckett's Oregon coach Hugo Bezdek, and was selected as team captain ... at war, the 1918 Rose Bowl featured two service teams Beckett's Mare Island team and the U.S ...
Mare Island - Access
... Mare Island is accessed by State Route 37 on its north side, as well as by Interstate 80 via the Mare Island Causeway and Tennessee Street, a designated route ... Mare Island is the location of Touro University California, the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Office, and the administrative offices of the Vallejo City Unified School District ... For information on visiting Mare Island, see Mare Island Historic Park Foundation Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve For information on the Historic Nature of Vallejo, see Vallejo Architectural Heritage Foundation ...

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