Saturday, June 30, 2012 to Sunday, July 1, 2012
United States37° 51' 34.8948" N, 122° 26' 30.984" W
Angel Island event info. Some of the details are still being ironed out, but your event planners, realising that this coming at very short notice, wanted to share what we can now and we will keep you updated as details get confirmed.
Civil War Days at Camp Reynolds on Angel Island State Park
June 30 and July 1, 2012, with optional arrival Friday evening
How often do we get to attend events here in Norhtern California that are held at actual Civil War Era sites? Even rarer, how often are we allowed access and use of historic buildings at these sites? Civil War Days at Camp Reynolds on Angel Island, June 30 and July 1, 2012, is one of those rare events.
The event will be low key one; but will it include skirmishes, artilery demonstrations (their cannons and ours), and living history demonstrations. All three branches, CSA, USA and Civilian, are welcome. We wil lhave three buildings available for our use: Quarters 10 -- an officer's home with a front porch and parlours suitable for visiting and genteel activities. The Bake House -- two large rooms and a lawn area. There may be a baking demonstration going on, but that means hot cinnamon rolls! The Quartermaster's Barracks/Warehouse -- this is the main building we will be using. It has a large dorm type room for sleeping, and a large kitchen/dining room for communal meals. There are two grassy areas for immediately outside for pitching tents.
- We will at the park as State Park Volunteers. This will require a signed waiver. I hope to have the waivers available for you to download and fill out ahead of time. But be prepared to fill one out and sign it after arriving Saturday morning. I am checking into whether or not additional guardianship papers or special waivers will be needed for minors.
- Angel Island State Park is reached by either the "State Boat" or the commerical ferry in Tirburon. There is no cost to ride either ferry. The boat times and directions on where to pick up either ferry will be posted later.
- Parking for the weekend is $5.00 in Tiburon. The exact location and address of the parking lots will posted later.
- Weapons, powder, caps and charges are allowed. However, they must be inspected before boarding and then secured in the wheelhouse of the ferry for transit.
- The park will be providing a clam shell vessel to transport large equipment (cannons, tents, poles, etc.) to the island Friday evening. Jane Beckman will be taking her tailer to Tiburon and has offered to take other folks' equipment, along with her own, to the island Friday evening. Details on the exact logisitics to follow.
- We will be met at the dock by Park employees. They will transport us and any equipment we carry over on the ferry to Camp Reynolds.
- There will be buildings to sleep in, for those who do not want to pitch tents. However, the Quartermasters barracks, which will be the main building we will be using will not be available until Saturday afternoon. Those wishing to sleep indoors Friday evening, are welcome to do so in the Bake House. There are pads available to sleep on, you will just need a bed roll of some type. Any gear not already stowed in tents will be transported down the hill to the QM Barracks Saturday afternoon, as soon as it is available for our use.
- There will be no fires allowed. There will be a wood burning stove in Quarters 10, available for communal use Friday night and Saturday morning. Bring your own food for Friday night and Saturday morning.
- Communal meals for Saturday and Sunday are available. You must buy-in in advance. $25.00 will get you lunch and dinner on Saturday, along with evening snacks, as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday. You will need to RSVP by June 20, 2011. Send your RSVP to me at email@example.com. Checks will need to be received by by June 25, 2011. Checks need to be made out to the NCWA and I will announce where they should be mailed as soon as that is decided.
- There is a cafe at the cove if you would like to buy a meal there. It is a bit pricey and I an not sure what time they close.
- If you don't want to buy-in to the communal meals, either bring food you can eat cold or you can use the stove in the QM Barracks after the group meals are cooked.
- There is no need to bring mess kits or dishes, there are more enough available for our use in the QM Barracks.
- In the QM Barracks there are wooden sleeping platforms and mats available. You will need to bring bedding or sleeping bags.
- Those not wishing to stay over Saturday night can get transportation back to the ferry Saturday afternoon.
- We will be asking for volunteers to be present around dock area act as "walking advertisements" for event taking place at Camp Reynnolds. If you are willing to spend some doing this, let either Jane or I know.
- Along with your sun screen, bring bug/tick repellent.
The link below is to an album of pictures of Angel Island and Camp Reynolds.
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