Fortress San Francisco Cruise
Aboard the Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien
July 29, 2017
Boarding 11:00am, Departure 12:00pm, Returns 4:00pm
During WWII, San Francisco Bay was considered a prime target for attack. To protect the flow of arms, troops and cargo ships flowing from the port, an amazing array of military weapons was put into place. Join us for the Fortress San Francisco Cruise to find out where those hidden defenses were.
FOOD & DRINK PROVIDED
All food and beverage is provided complimentary. Lunch is catered by Original Joe's of San Francisco. Beverages: water, soft drinks, beer and wine.
Live music by Natural Gas Jazz Band. The San Francisco based good time traditional jazzband has been delighting its audiences since 1970. This surprising longevity of over 40 years is the result of a singularly stable band lineup, a musical book of broad appeal, and gifted musicians who enjoy creating jazz together.
FEATURING NARRATION BY NATIVE SON CARL NOLTE
SF Chronicle reporter and Ordinary Seaman Carl Nolte will be on board to provide narration for the history of military armaments around San Francisco Bay.
Mr. Nolte was born and raised in San Francisco and lived in the Potrero Hill neighborhood as a child. He served in the United States Army Reserve in the Korean War, in the Third Infantry Division and also served in Iraq. He started his career with the San Francisco Chronicle in 1961, and since then has served as a writer, editor, and war correspondent.
TOUR THIS HISTORIC VESSEL
During the cruise, guests will have the chance to explore this historic ship’s galley, crew quarters, gun mounts, exhibits and the triple expansion steam engine—all while enjoying spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay. Tours of the triple expansion steam engine while under operation.
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