DMT: Jack London Square

Sunday, August 7, 2016
9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

$65 members;  $100 non-members

Enjoy a leisurely day starting with two docent-led tours of the Presidential Yacht, USS Potomac and Lightship LV605, Relief. Deemed President Franklin Roosevelt’s “Floating Whitehouse,” the Potomac hosted European royalty and heads of state, as well as served as the President’s restful get-away from 1936 until his death in 1945. 

Lightship LV605, Relief  is one of only twelve remaining floating lightships in the U.S.  174 vessels were used from 1820 to 1983 as floating lighthouses at 116 stations along three U.S. coasts and in the Great Lakes.  
 
A visit to Water Street will present many opportunities for outdoor dining as several cafés face the waterfront’s piers, marina and the ferry to the San Francisco Ferry Building. A couple favorite lunch spots within walking distance include the Waterfront Hotel, and Kincaid’s Bay House which is set on a pier with huge windows. 
 
The final stop is Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon. Built in 1883, the saloon was so named because it was the first and last chance sailors had to fill up on alcoholic drinks before and after a long voyage. The waterfront saloon is also a site famous for inspiring some of the scenes in Jack London’s novels.
 
For more information contact tour leader Dot Robinson at (209) 957-5427 or dorothy3322@att.net.  For reservations contact administrative assistant Merylene Marengo at (209) 940-6311.  The last day to cancel and still receive a refund is July 29.  OLLI and SICL members are invited to travel at the same cost as museum members.
 
Victory Park - Stockton
1201 N. Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 940-6300
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