California Historical Landmarks in Solano County
California Historical Landmark 751
Mare Island Commemorative Plaque
Tennessee Street and Mare Island Way
Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854 by Commander David G. Farragut, U.S.N., on a site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, U.S.N. Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, hospital, Marine barracks, cemetery, chapel, and radio station in the Pacific.
Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation