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January 1, 2015
The SOS committee is currently raising money for the Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN 658 Sail Memorial to be located on Mare Island just outside the Mare Island Museum on Railroad Ave. The perimeter of the memorial base will be encircled with 8 x 8 inch personally inscribed tiles of individual donors making them highly visible to anyone visiting the site.

Fundraising efforts for Phase Two of the Sail Memorial began on January 1, 2015

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This amount includes any previous donation you may have made to the fund. Your tax deductible donation may be paid in increments of $50 or more over the next 18 months. Once your total donation has reached $250, we will send you a form to fill out indicating the inscription you would like to have engraved on your individual tile. The inscription is limited by the manufacture to 6 lines of text, with 21 characters per line, which includes all spaces, symbols and punctuations. You may also choose one of the following logos inscribed on your tile, (see sample below), or, if you prefer, no logo.

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This amount includes any previous donation you may have made to the fund. Your tax deductible donation may be paid in increments of $50 or more over the next 18 months. Once your total donation has reached $250, we will send you a form to fill out indicating the inscription you would like to have engraved on your individual tile. The inscription is limited by the manufacture to 6 lines of text, with 21 characters per line, which includes all spaces, symbols and punctuations. You may also choose one of the following logos inscribed on your tile (see sample above), or, if you prefer, no logo.


November 1, 2014

Tim Baskerville (Director, The Nocturnes Night Photography Group) and a few select photographers were recently granted access to photograph the “Sail” of the Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658) – before it is moved to its final resting place, to serve as a fitting Memorial to those who built her and sailed her, in front of the south entrance of the Mare Island Museum, Building 46. The nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine, named after one of California’s first Soldier/ Statesmen, Mariano G. Vallejo; was built on Mare Island Naval Shipyard, and launched on October 23, 1965.

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Since this night photograph by Tim and crew was taken, work has begun preparing the Sail for this historic move – most recently by a team of California Maritime Academy students. Other Volunteer opportunities exist; and you can email us: info@saveoursail.com; or speak to any of the Museum Staff to learn more. Fundraising efforts include a sponsored commemorative tile program, set to launch by the end of November 2014 – just in time for Holiday gift-giving. Check back here real soon for all the details!

July 1-4, 2011

The 5th All Hands Reunion In Vallejo and Mare Island. Visit the Crewmembers site for
more details.

April 12, 2011
Save Our Sail Project Group attends initial review of the draft CLR (Cultural Landscape Report) with City of Vallejo and Lennar Mare Island. This is significant in that it is a 1st step to acceptance of the Report and agreement that the SSBN 658 Memorial Site is appropriate.

April 7, 2011
The re-design of Save Our Sail Web site goes live!

June 1, 2010 - This news via SSBN658.org:

Shipmate Jim Huston has issued a challenge!!
"Starting next month, each month for the next five months, I will double the first $200 donated. So, starting in July, when an additional $200 has been donated I will send $200. And so on for August, September, October, and November."

Largely through the efforts of SSBN658.org, and donations from former Mariano G. Vallejo crewmembers we have collected $12,437.58. Their goal is to raise $25,000.00 to be applied toward plans, permits, and miscellaneous expenses, and we, the crew of the Mariano G. Vallejo Memorial Site Fund will be forever grateful for their generosity.

Our goal is to at least double that by the end of this year. Our thanks to the following for getting the ball rolling: