Wednesday, September 13
Board of Directors’ Meeting
Thursday, September 14
SAN FRANCISCO DAY
Take ferryboat from Tiburon to San Francisco. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own ferryboat tickets from Golden Gate Ferry. Tickets must be purchased on line as there are no facilities for purchasing tickets at the terminal. Participants need to arrive in San Francisco by 9:00am. Board charter bus to historic Fort Point Life-Saving and Lifeboat Station. Talks will be held on the lifeboat station’s upper floor. Tour the Fort Point lifeboat station and the life-saving station. This is the last surviving Fort Point-type life-saving station in existence. Box lunch provided at Fort Point on the Bay. Great bay views.
Bus to the site of the Golden Gate Park Life-Saving Station’s lookout tower at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. Magnificent views, site of many shipwrecks. Then drive along Ocean Beach and see the sites of both the Golden Gate Park and Southside Life-Saving Stations. Southside Station no longer stands, but Golden Gate Park Station has been moved a few blocks from its original location and we will visit it. Drive to Hyde Street Pier near Fisherman’s Wharf, where the lumber schooner C.A. Thayer and the tugboat Hercules are preserved. If time, tour the San Francisco National Maritime Museum. Return to ferry building; ferry back to Tiburon Lodge.
7:30pm: Annual Dinner and Auction
9 Main Street, Tiburon, CA
Friday, September 15
POINT REYES DAY
Charter bus to Point Reyes National Seashore. Visit Point Reyes Lifeboat Station with operating 36-motor lifeboat 36542. Visit Point Reyes Lighthouse with operating first order classic Fresnel lens. Visit local sites. Box lunch provided. Brief stopover at former Station Bolinas Bay on return to Tiburon Lodge. Arrive back around 5pm.
Dinner on your own.
Saturday, September 16
POINT BONITA MORNING and STATION GOLDEN GATE AFTERNOON
9 – 10am: Annual Meeting at Tiburon Lodge
Charter bus to Point Bonita Lighthouse. Walk through the foot tunnel hand carved by Chinese workmen and across the suspension bridge to reach the lighthouse. See the remains of Point Bonita Life-Saving Station’s various structures. Box lunch provided.
Bus to current Station Golden Gate. Return to Tiburon Lodge around 5pm.
Dinner on your own. End of Annual Conference 2017.