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Welcome the Alma back to India Basin!

121 years later, The Alma returns to her cradle….

Alma on San Francisco Bay, ca. 1900, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

You are cordially invited to join with friends to celebrate San Francisco Bay,
launch Year of the Bay, and welcome Alma back to her birthplace at Hunters Point
Thursday, November 1, 2012
or 415-822-8410

On November 1, Alma will sail back to her birthplace at Hunters Point, bringing this historic scow schooner built in 1891, from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park back to one of the Bay Area’s  most dramatically changed historic waterfronts and communities, and closing a circle of history. We hope you will join us to welcome the Alma and open The Year of the Bay — a year which brings the America’s Cup and the opening of a new span of the Bay Bridge — to all of the diverse communities of the Bay.  Alma will land at the historic boatyard at 900 Innes in India Basin around 10:30am. We’ll welcome her and then accompany her crew of naturalists, cartographers, artists, writers, historians, and students to the nearby EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park for lunch, conversations about the history of the bay and its communities, natural history walks along the shore, and an early evening toast to San Francisco Bay. We will also have computers and scanners available if you would like to share your history — photographs, postcards, documents, art — with others around the Bay Area, as together we work to crowdsource a new environmental history and a new future around the bay. We hope you will join us for any or all of the festivities.

For details, please contact: Sudeep Motupalli Rao,  or 415-822-8410.

Your humble crew from the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Stanford University, Historypin, theCalifornia Historical Society, Heyday Books, Literacy for Environmental Justice, and the EcoCenter at Heron’s
Head Park eagerly await your reply.