Benicia Off The Beaten Path

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    Camel Barn Museum
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    Port of Benicia
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  • Mothball Fleet in Suisun Bay
    Mothball Fleet in Suisun Bay
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    The Mothball Fleet

    by sgoet Written Sep 12, 2003

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    Mothball Fleet in Suisun Bay

    After World War II, the Navy needed a place to park all the Liberty Ships that weren't being used, and there were a lot of them. Many found a spot in Suisun Bay, where the Navy mothballed scores of these ships for many years. Some of the ships were reactivated for the Korean and Vietnam wars. Most have since been scrapped, and replaced with a whole variety of other ships. They seem to change all the time. Some of the ships parked here now include the USS Iowa and a small aircraft carrier. The office running this operation is at the east end of Lake Herman Road off I-680.

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    Fish at the Port of Benicia

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    Port of Benicia

    Benicia Industries operates a port to serve the refinery and autocarriers. The port is just downriver from the Benicia Bridge. Beneath the north anchorage of the bridge is a popular spot for locals to fish in the Sacramento River. The closest bait shop is on Claverie Way, between West J and West k Streets, and east of West 7th.

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    The Camel Barn

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    Camel Barn Museum

    After the Civil War, the U.S. Army decided to experiment with camels as a way to patroling the vast arid spaces of the West. These camels were stationed at the Benicia Arsenal. A barn complex was built to house the camels. The experiment obviously didn't work out. After the Arsenal closed, the City let various non-profits used the barn complex, which has since been turned into a museum of local history, and is known as the Camel Barn Museum.

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