While eavesdropping on one of the crew meetings I discovered that the ship has planned a cruise on May 27th to celebrate the birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge. I also heard that 2012 is the 75th Birthday of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is all good news for your faithful author and the rest of the avian squadron. This event will draw quite a crowd and that will result in lots of food both on board the ship and in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. I can remember when they celebrated the 50th Birthday of the bridge and the festivities lasted for more than a week. Food galore.
Editor’s Note: The Golden Gate Bridge was opened on May 27, 1937 after a construction period of more than four years ( 1600+ days). The construction cost was $1.3 million UNDER budget. The Seaman’s Memorial Cruise on the SS Jeremiah O’Brien on May 27th, 2012 will be part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the opening. For more information on this cruise please visit the web site for the SS Jeremiah O’Brien.
This cruise goes out of the Golden Gate and pauses near Marin County to allow the laying of wreaths to commemorate individuals to be honored on the Seaman’s Memorial Cruise.