Treasure Island Museum Fleet Week 2020 Online Lecture "The Navy's Century on Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands"

Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:30am
Location: 
Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA 94130
United States

Please note this is an online lecture and registration/Zoom login link is required.  To register, visit the "Additional Information" link above.

Treasure Island Museum Lecture Series presents:

Naval Portal to the Pacific: The Navy’s Century on Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands

​Five months after the world’s fair, with its theme of Pacific Unity, closed its doors in September 1940, the U.S. Navy took over Treasure Island and prepared for a Pacific war. The island soon became a primary point of embarkation for personnel going to and from the Pacific Theater.

But the Navy was here before the island was, since the 1898 establishment of a Naval Training Station on adjoining Yerba Buena Island. Historic officers’ quarters from 1900 remain there today, along with a Coast Guard station dating to 1875.  After World War II, Treasure Island continued as a training and administrative headquarters for over half a century until shut down by base closure in 1997.

Learn about the island’s long Naval history and the historic footprint that remains.

Speaker: Rear Admiral Tom Andrews, SC, USN (Ret) is a member of the Board of the Treasure Island Museum. His naval career spanned 31 years, including commanding the Logistics Task Force, Pacific, and a deployment in the Indian Ocean during the Iranian Hostage Conflict in 1980