Vallejo tries to attract tourism

Though new figures show the number of foreign visitors to California is up, they don't seem to be coming in droves to Vallejo, a local tourism expert said. Full Story
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Bill

Dixon, CA

#83 Jul 22, 2008
No tunnels at Peoples Ice and Fuel I'm pretty sure.
vallejo frankly

Sunnyvale, CA

#84 Jul 23, 2008
well, i read somewhere that al capone, and some west coast mobster had plans to bootleg alchahol from mare island naval yard to a ''ice factory''. the plan never did happen, because prohibition ended and the need for ''smuggling'' was no longer needed. i know that the ice plant has been closed down for some time now, and also know that it has been there for a long time..are you sure?
Frank Nitti

San Jose, CA

#85 Jul 23, 2008
vallejo frankly wrote:
well, i read somewhere that al capone, and some west coast mobster had plans to bootleg alchahol from mare island naval yard to a ''ice factory''. the plan never did happen, because prohibition ended and the need for ''smuggling'' was no longer needed. i know that the ice plant has been closed down for some time now, and also know that it has been there for a long time..are you sure?
The alleged involvement of Mare Island in this scenario suggests that bootleg beer came in on a ship, otherwise a truck would have to drive past the ice house to go to MI. It is more likely that someone planned to use one of the many hillside ammunition bunkers on the South end as storage since the temperature inside remains cool even in summer. It would have been more likely to bring ice to MI, as that would not have raised any suspicion or that huge blocks of ice were made along with the ice cream at the old ice cream plant at the South Cafeteria. I'm going with East Coast beer trucked to MI ammo bunker, iced down and slurped up later by mobsters, Naval personnel, and some yardbirds, all sensing that they were doing nothing more than being a bit naughty.

Since: May 08

Beautiful Vallejo

#86 Jul 23, 2008
Apparently the underground tunnel system is more extensive than previously thought. While recently making improvements to Admiral Callaghan Lane, it seems construction crews hit part of the system, mistaking the smuggler's tunnel for a "storm drain that was never recorded in the plans." According to Public Works Director, Gary Leach, this unfortunate discovery will cost the City an extra $333,000 to be added to cost of the Admiral Callaghan Lane improvement project.
XMI

San Jose, CA

#87 Jul 23, 2008
Speaking of tourism, the title of this thread, I am encouraged that when Allied gets their dredging permit for opening MI drydocks, it will open the door for dredging a berth for the battleship Iowa and then Vallejo will have a genuine world class destination, with day excursions from SF's embedded tourist volume. If this gets going, a hotel would be justified for tourist layover before continuing on into Napa Valley, etc. Sure looks possible from what I hear. Only way to go is up now.
Not Shipshape

Benicia, CA

#88 Jul 23, 2008
XMI wrote:
Speaking of tourism, the title of this thread, I am encouraged that when Allied gets their dredging permit for opening MI drydocks, it will open the door for dredging a berth for the battleship Iowa and then Vallejo will have a genuine world class destination, with day excursions from SF's embedded tourist volume. If this gets going, a hotel would be justified for tourist layover before continuing on into Napa Valley, etc. Sure looks possible from what I hear. Only way to go is up now.
This is a chance of a lifetime to get a real battleship in town for tourism. I just hope they can also get rid of the ArtShip while they are doing the ones from the mothball.
Bill

Dixon, CA

#89 Jul 23, 2008
Wouldn't it be great if they could fire up those 16" guns and lob a few shells out to sea. Man, I'd pay $100 to see just one shot.

Since: May 08

Beautiful Vallejo

#91 Jul 24, 2008
Along with "The Big Stick" (i.e. The Battleship Iowa), Mare Island's diverse landscape allows for biking, hiking, walking, birding, and viewing the North Bay from the heights at the south end of the Island.

"The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is a 215 acre parcel located at the south end of Mare Island on land that formerly served as the U.S. Navy's first Naval Ammunition Depot, founded in 1857. Until now, the property has been off-limits to the public due to past sensitive Navy munitions production and storage operations and more recent environmental cleanup. The property was granted by the California Legislature through the State Lands Commission to the City of Vallejo for development as a historic and nature focused park for all Californians in 2002. Although it still remains closed except for regular guided outings and tours given by local non-profit groups, planning is underway to open the first phase of the regional park that includes the oldest naval cemetery in the Pacific, founded in 1858 and the 98 acres leading to the hilltop vista point."

http://www.mareislandpreserve.org/MareIslandP...
Vallejo d boy 707

Vallejo, CA

#92 Nov 8, 2012
Why dnt they make them haunted brick tunnels into a bart?
Vallejo d boy 707

Vallejo, CA

#93 Nov 8, 2012
Ive been In der by going thru the cemetery opening close to benicia rd all I knw is its pitch dark and haunted made outa brick wals and hecka long its not really worth goin to but I was curious cuz ma grandpa used to work on uss lexington submarine on mare island.
towit

Castro Valley, CA

#94 Nov 9, 2012
put the bong down

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