Point Bonita Lighthouse
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Docents Training and Dinner 22 March 2003.

On 22 March, the Point Bonita Lighthouse volunteers and docents were invited to a training / retraining session at Fort Cronkdite on the Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. These are some images from a visit to the Nike Site and the dinner following that training. The photos were taken on a digital camer without flash and digitally enhanced but are pretty poor in quality - still learning - sorry 'bout that.
One of the Highlights of the day was to have John Dusch (sp?), son of the last full-time Coast Guard keeper of the light there, telling stories of his life as a 6 to 10 year old being raised on the site. He was with his wife and paternal grandmother and joined us for dinner.
Dinner was provided in the Visitors Center by Bob, our wonderful and generous store manager, seen here laying out the food all of which he had prepared.
Our fearless volunteer Co-ordinator, Ken (front left, at table) and Sarah (intern extraordinaire - front, left ,at serving table) organized a wonderful day, including last minute changes caused the by invasion of Iraq which pulled out the speaker from the Coast Guard. Instead we had a special visit the the Nike Missile Site - the only restored Cold-War era site in the U.S..A. and open to the public Wed through Sunday with special "Open-Days" on the first Sunday of every month when the missiles are raised, the computer vans are opened, and all the hard-working volunteers are on hand to share their experiences of the Cold War period - a chilling reminder of how close we humans have come to nnihilating ourselves.

Visit to the Nike Site:

Many thanks from all of us volunteers to the Rangers and their assistants who put together this delightful day.
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