Down The Rode - July 2020

BAY & BEYOND

JUNE

Friday & Saturday · Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $30, Children 6-12: $15. For information regarding times of departure and to make reservations call 415/435.2131 or visit http://angelislandferry.com/bay-cruises... Please Note that due to Covid restrictions on times and days may vary.

TBD · USS Potomac Cruise and Events,
This letter is from the volunteers and representatives of the USS Potomac to all visitors to our website. Whether you are a Friend Of The Potomac, a supporter, a lover of history, or just a visitor we hope you will read our message, below.

First and foremost, we can′t lose sight of the terrible loss of life from this pandemic and the debt we all owe to the front-line responders for their bravery and seemingly endless effort.

We hope that you are well during these difficult and unprecedented times. All of us at the Potomac would like to thank our amazing Friends, donors, and volunteers who have demonstrated their support over the years, and especially during the past several months, doing maintenance and making donations.

Like many nonprofits across the country, the past few months have been the most difficult we have experienced in our 25+ years serving the community. The ship has maintenance and upkeep expenses which must be paid for in order to have an operational vessel when we return. We are having great difficulty covering these expenses because all events and cruises have been canceled until further notice. This has resulted the loss of all revenue to cover our continuing expenses.  

At this point we do not know exactly what the future of the Potomac looks like, but we are working so very hard to find ways to bring the Potomac back. We are cautiously optimistic that we will re-open to serve the students and residents of the Bay area as well as our visitors.

However, we need your help now, more than ever.

We are reaching out to you, our beloved friends and supporters, and asking for your help. If you can find it in your heart and means to make a donation, we will be forever grateful. You can make the re-opening of this national treasure possible.

Please mail donations to:    Potomac Association

                                            540 Water Street

                                            Oakland, CA. 94607

or

Go to this link to donate online:        www.usspotomac.org/give/donate.php

Thank you so much for supporting us over the years, and we hope to continue to be around for years to come.

Sincerely,

The Potomac Association Volunteers

JULY

Friday & Saturday · Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $30, Children 6-12: $15. For information regarding times of departure and to make reservations call 415/435.2131 or visit http://angelislandferry.com/bay-cruises... Please Note that due to Covid restrictions on times and days may vary.

4 · California′s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

AUGUST

Friday & Saturday · Sunset Cruises, Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry. View the Bay & the SF skyline. Wine, soda & a variety of snacks for purchase onboard. Fri - Sat evening cruises continue through mid-Oct. Adults and seniors: $30, Children 6-12: $15. For information regarding times of departure and to make reservations call 415/435.2131 or visit http://angelislandferry.com/bay-cruises... Please Note that due to Covid restrictions on times and days may vary.

1 ·40th Annual Maritime Day Celebration & Flea Market, Please Call Ahead for Event info due to Covid-19. Galilee Harbor, Sausalito. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Live Music, Flea Market and Artists, historic vessels, a chance to win a wooden dingy and more. For more info call 415/332.8554 or visit www.galileeharbor.org

22 · Martinez Marina Swap Meet, Due to the Covid-19 and mandates set in place, this event may or may not happen. Please check with the marina for info. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. If you have items to sell or wish to check out other sailor′s items to buy, come out to this free event held in front of the yacht club. For info call, 925/313.0942.

DELTA

JULY

Tuesdays · Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, One of the most popular Taco Tuesdays in the Delta. Come out by Car or Boat to enjoy! Taco Tuesday every Tuesday throughout the summer and on into early fall. Enjoy. For more info on taco Tuesdays or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

Thursday - Saturday · Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $25.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

Fri · Karaoke at Moore′s Riverboat, Planned but Call ahead ... On the Delta Loop. Come by car or boat to watch your friends sing their favorite tunes. 916/292.8490.

Sat · Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Make sure and Call ahead as mandates change for schedule of music. 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925/684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info.

Sat & Sun · Weekend Live Music at Windmill Cove, Call ahead if interested in the live music weekends for band lineup and if playing due to the Covid. For info on schedules or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

Sat & Sun · Live Music at Moore′s Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Call ahead... Once things open up Rich will have the live music going... Come out by car or boat to enjoy Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. 916/292.8490.

3· First Friday in Walnut Grove, At this time there Is no info on event being held ... If this is a favorite of yours contact the Tong Gallery in Walnut Grove and they will update as best possible.

4 · Hilton′s Fireworks Extravaganza, Mandeville. Canceled this year due to... yep Guessed it!!! Covid-19. For the first time since Mr. Hilton started launching a few bottle rockets off the bank in 1958, there will be no Hilton′s Fireworks. Barron Hilton made sure an endowment was set in place to continue the fireworks for many years to come. So even with the 4th of July falling on a Sunday next year, we hope to see you out and enjoying the water, the holiday and the Hilton Fireworks display.

4 · Downtown Stockton 4th of July Fireworks, Weber Point. Canceled however you may want to check out the city page as there is talk of a virtual event being planned at this time.

4 · California′s Free Fishing Day, All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. For more info on free fishing days in California, fishing license requirements or any other information pertaining to fishing in the state go to www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/freefishdays.html

8 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wimpy′s Marina & Restaurant In Walnut Grove where in addition to the mixer, the Annual Hal Schell Award presentation will take place as well. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening. Monica and Dawn plus their staff are sure to show why this is such a popular Delta destination. Come by car or boat. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916/777.4041.

8 · Hal Schell Award Presentation, Wimpy′s Marina & Restaurant during the Delta Chambers Mixer. See Above.

26 · 48th Annual Courtland Pear Fair, At the time of print still scheduled as planned. Always the last Sunday in July, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Courtland, CA. Live music, local wineries, parade, arts and crafts, classic car show and more. For more info on this year′s events view www.pearfair.org

AUGUST

Tuesdays · Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove, One of the most popular Taco Tuesdays in the Delta. Come out by Car or Boat to enjoy! Taco Tuesday every Tuesday throughout the summer and on into early fall. Enjoy. For more info on taco Tuesdays or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

Thursday - Saturday · Steak & Lobster Night at Orwood, Orwood Resort, 4451 Orwood Road, Brentwood, CA 94513. Come out and enjoy a 12-oz. New York steak or rib-eye and lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll for only $25.99. Beautiful Delta setting on the water and a great meal to boot. Call 925/634.2550 for more info.

Fri · Karaoke at Moore′s Riverboat, Planned but Call ahead ... On the Delta Loop. Come by car or boat to watch your friends sing their favorite tunes. 916/292.8490.

Sat · Live Music at the Sugar Barge Bar & Grill, Make sure and Call ahead as mandates change for schedule of music. 4-8 p.m. Come by car or boat, enjoy great food, scenic on water views and live music. Call 925/684.9075 or visit sugarbarge.com for more info.

Sat & Sun · Weekend Live Music at Windmill Cove, Call ahead if interested in the live music weekends for band lineup and if playing due to the Covid. For info on schedules or other events at Windmill Cove call 209/469.9300.

Sat & Sun · Live Music at Moore′s Riverboat on the Delta Loop, Call ahead... Once things open up Rich will have the live music going... Come out by car or boat to enjoy Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. 916/292.8490.

7· First Friday in Walnut Grove, At this time there Is no info on event being held ... If this is a favorite of yours contact the Tong Gallery in Walnut Grove and they will update as best possible.

8 · California Delta Chambers 19th Annual Taste of the Delta, Canceled this year due to Covid-19. Make sure and come out in 2021 and support local wineries and restaurants as well as the California Delta Chambers. Will be held at Village West Marina, Stockton Ca. 1 - 4 p.m. Come by car or boat. Call 916/777.5203 or 916/777.4041 or visit www.tasteofthedelta.com for more information.

12 · Delta Chambers Mixer, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m Rusty Porthole on Bethel Island. Come out with your fellow Chamber Members and guests to enjoy the evening and see what your fellow chambers members have been up to. Rob and Kim are sure to make everyone feel welcome. Come by car or boat. If you have questions on this event, how your business can host a mixer or to become a member of the Delta Chambers, visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916/777.4041.

Due to Covid-19 make sure to call ahead on any normal ongoing event ... at the time of print many exhibits and activities remain closed or operating on limited schedules.

Bay Model Tours, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA. 415/332.3871. Hours Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sun.-Mon. & holidays.

Adventures At Sea, Imagine Life Aboard a 19th-Century Sailing Ship, Program presented at 2:15 p.m. daily. Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. For information on this or any other program offered, call 415/561.7006.

Red & White Fleet San Francisco Cruises, for info call 415/673.2900 or visit www.redand white.com

USS Pampanito, Open daily at Pier 45, Fisherman′s Wharf. Fee: Adults, $9; 6-12, $4; under 6 free with adults; family ticket $20. More info at 415/561.6662. Admission includes a self-guided tour.

USS Potomac Year-Round Tours, Jack London Square, The museum dedicated to “Remembering Roosevelt and his Era” features FDR′s famed “Floating White House,” now a National Historic Landmark. Guided dockside tours are available year-round on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Special programs for students. Call 510/627.1215.

USS Hornet Tours, Sea, Air and Space Museum, Alameda CA. The Ship is open for daily visits and offers several specialty tours including a 9 p.m-6 a.m. overnighter. If you wish to visit and need more info regarding general admission, specialty tours or group events, www.uss-hornet.org

USS Potomac History Cruise, Enjoy a 2-hour narrated history cruise on S.F. Bay with knowledgeable docents. Complimentary coffee, tea and water will be available. Call 510/627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

SS Jeremiah O′Brien WW II Liberty Ship, National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fisherman′s Wharf. Fee is $8 adults, under 6 free with adult. Visit www.ssjeremiahobrien.org for cruise schedule, volunteer opportunities and overnight programs or call 415/544.0100.

Vessel Safety Checks, for a courtesy examination of your vessel to verify the presence and condition of your safety equipment required by State and Federal regulations, please visit the site www.safetyseal.net or e-mail sumfun@juno.com

Delta Fishing Reports, Weekly every Wed. at www.californiadelta.org

Safe Boating Courses, for information and closest place to attend a boating course please call the United States Power Squadron at 925/377.2628. H



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