New CAMM Conference Tour Information: Point Reyes Lighthouse and San Francisco Maritime NHP Large Artifact Collection Storage Tours

Two optional tours have been added to schedule of events for the 2017 CAMM Conference.  Details can be found below, and the registration form has been updated to include optional tour registration.  If you have already registered and would like to add one or both of the tours, please contact Paul Fontenoy (252-728-7317 ext. 23) to be added to the list.  Space is limited, so please sign up soon if you would like to join us.

Point Reys Lighthouse and 1890 Lifeboat Station. Photo: NPS

Tuesday, April 18 –  tour of Point Reyes National Seashore with a focus on the 1870 Point Reyes Lighthouse and 1890  Lifeboat Station.  Transportation will leave from the Argonaut Hotel at 8am for the approximately 1 hour trip to Point Reyes Headquarters and Visitor Center.  From there it is a scenic one hour ride through historic dairy ranches to the  Point Reyes Lighthouse and the nearby Lifeboat Station.  Point Reyes and San Francisco Maritime staff will be on hand to talk about both structures and the recently restored motorized lifeboat.  A box lunch will be provided. To get to the lighthouse itself, one must walk 0.6 km (0.4 mi) from the parking lot to the Visitor Center, and then down 308 steps.  For more information about Point Reyes Maritime History see:
The bus will return to the hotel between 4 and 5 pm. Cost:  $65.00

The San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park’s large artifact collection storage in San Leandro.  Photo: NPS

Saturday, April 22 – tour of the San Francisco Maritime NHP large artifact collection storage in San Leandro.  The bulk of the park’s 100+ small craft collection, large maritime artifacts, engines, the Sloop Yacht Kathleen, and  the recently recovered Gold Rush era lighter are highlights of this behind the scenes tour. Transportation will leave the Argonaut Hotel at 8 am and will return by Noon.  Cost:  $40.00.


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