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Mare Island is actually a peninsula in the United States alongside the city of Vallejo, California, about 23 miles (37 km) northeast of San Francisco.

On September 16, 1854, Mare Island became the first permanent US naval installation on the west coast

In 1993 Congress approved the findings of the Base Realignment and Closure report, leading to the closure of Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

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