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Yanis Abols
02-15-2001, 02:36 PM
Bonjour,
I will be spending a few days in San Francisco at the end of February. Concerning wooden boats and boat building are there visits I should not miss? I would also like to shop for woodworking tools, bronze fittings, etc. Any recommended address would be welcome. Merci.

ktkotz
02-16-2001, 01:34 AM
Dear Yanis,
I would recommend, at the very least, a stop at the maritime museum in San Francisco, especially the pier which is at the end of Hyde Street (where all the big ships are) http://www.nps.gov/safr. There are a number of historic SF bay boats there. During the week and on Saturday, there is a lot going on down on the Pier. There is also the Arques School in Sausaulito, but they only allow visitors on Saturday, see their web page: http://www.arqueschl.org/ for specifics. There are other places as well, there are historic World War II ships converted to museums, (one in Alameda and one in Richmond). A good hike is one out to Point Bonita Lighthouse (with good weather). Email me and we can discuss more specific things that you want to see: ktkotz@uclink4.berkeley.edu