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A Piece of Mare Island Arrives in Healdsburg

In Healdsburg, California we are surrounded by vineyards and we enjoy making new use of the oak and redwood material found here in abundance.  Today however, we welcomed towering quantities of douglas fir into our yard, sourced from a historic landmark in nearby Vallejo. Mare Island Navy Yard was established in September 16, 1854 by Commander David G. Farragut, U.S.N.  It was the first shipyard, ammunition depot, hospital, Marine barracks, cemetery, chapel, and radio station in the Pacific.  First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific. California State Parks. While much of the landmark remains and has been established as a historic park, various buildings have been deconstructed to make room for new buildings.  This wood was used as decking, beams, and...

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