Hello all. I was using Google
to find info about the Sea Scout base in San Francisco
and came across the thread about it. Since I needed to register to post a question, I did so. About me- I am ex Navy
, a Vietnam
vet and served aboard an AKA and a Fletcher class destroyer. I've seen my share of salt water
. Married 43 years this September (yes, to the same woman) have 5 children
(3 boys and 2 girls) and 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. All 3 sons are vets with the youngest finishing up Xmas day after 2 tours in Iraq with the Army serving in the 2nd ID with a Stryker unit. I am retired and do woodworking as a hobby and to keep out of my wife's hair!
My question about the base: Does anyone know where I can find info on where the boats were moved to?
I have tried several searches but no luck. It is a shame that they Parks system is trying to force the Sea Scout program out of Acquatic Park. I was there in my formative years aboard the Dolphin both the old one and the new. I was there when we went to the Suisun Bay mothball fleet and towed her down to Hunter's Point in the late 50"s.
I have got to say that some of the best times of my life growing up in S.F. were spent on those boats and at that base. I'm not going to get into the politics about it but will say that not allowing BSA to maintain a base there IMO will short change a lot of young people by not giving them a chance to be taught the good, clean moral values the BSA programs present. Man, those summer cruises up the Sacramento River were great. Patrolling the bay on July 4 to give any needed help while boaters watched the fireworks from Crissy Field, was a good experience as well.I was also on a boat out of Sausalito in the early to mid 60's named the Tamalsea.
Oops, I just fell off my soap box.
Back to the original reason, if anyone has any info about the disposition/location of the boats that were based at Acquatic Park, I would appreciate it if you would forward it on to me. Thanks........