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Tour the “Golden Bear” at the Port of West Sacramento this Sunday (for FREE)!

April 23, 2012

By Heather Crivellone

This weekend, if you are searching for something fun and educational to do with your family, then head out to West Sacramento for an opportunity that doesn’t come around every day.   The “Golden Bear”- a 500 foot teaching ship of the California maritime Academy will be visiting the Port of West Sacramento and will be open to the public for FREE family tours.   Below is the article from the West Sacramento  News Ledger that gives the details and who to call for more information.  
I’m looking forward to this fun outing with my children especially since they get excited seeing the “big ships” coming into the port…and this weekend, we will have the opportunity to actually visit one up close.

 Visitors will be welcome on the Golden Bear – the 500-foot teaching ship of the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo – when the ship visits the Port of West Sacramento on Sunday, April 29.
The vessel will arrive around 1:30 p.m., and free tours will be offered from 2-4 p.m.
Other agencies and community groups will be on hand, including the West Sacramento Fire Department Prevention Trailer, the local police, chamber of commerce, River City Rowing Club, Washington Outboard Club, and the local chapter of the Sea Scouts.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults must have government photo identification (driver’s license/veteran ID, city badge, university card, etc.). A bus will take visitors from the port parking lot to the ship.

The port is located at 2895 Industrial Boulevard at Harbor Boulevard. For more information, call Amy Cameron at the port, 617-4733.

 

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