AIISF has arranged for 50 special packages including ferry tickets, shuttle from the ferry dock to the Immigration Station, box lunch, admission to the National Historic Landmark, and tote bag. Here is the schedule:
9:15 Arrive at Pier 39/41 in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf to register
9:30 Board ferry and depart for Angel Island
10:10 Arrive on Angel Island
10:30 Leave on shuttle to Immigration Station
10:45 Explore grounds of Immigration Station
11:00 Open House of Immigration Station begins
12:15 Talk in Mess Hall Building about resources available to learn about Angel Island and other West Coast ancestors. Special guest speakers will be genealogist and former National Archives staff member Marisa Louie Lee and Zack Wilske, historian with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Lunches will be distributed for those who have ordered them.
1:30 Explore Immigration Station
3:00 Shuttle to return to ferry dock
3:20 Depart for San Francisco
3:50 Arrive in San Francisco
You can purchase the inclusive package for Friday's event on the Eventbrite page.
Once we reach the shuttle capacity of 50, people can still attend but will need to make their own arrangements for the ferry from San Francisco (www.blueandgoldfleet.com) or Tiburon (www.angelislandferry.com), take the pleasant one mile walk to the Immigration Station (after first climbing 140 steps!), and either bring their lunch or purchase one at the cafe near the arrival dock and pay the $5 admission to the Immigration Station when they enter the building.