Travel back in time with Richard Dillman of the Maritime Radio Historical Society on this special Saturday tour of the wireless telegraphy transmitting station in Bolinas, when the station is in full operation, for six people. Great for kids and family!
Your Saturday tour date will be set by you and Mr. Dillman.
Learn abut communications at Point Reyes from one of the volunteers from the Maritime Radio Historical Society which has worked since 2000 organizing and restoring artifacts and equipment. Every year, on July 12th, MRHS volunteers put station KPH back on the air for the annual commemoration of the last commercial transmission of Morse Code in the U.S., in an event called "Night of Nights".
Thanks to our friends at Point Reyes Books, you'll receive a copy of "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World" by Marc Raboy. More than a bookstore, Point Reyes Books is a part of a growing movement of independent businesses across the nation creating local, "living economies" and seeking a "living return"one partially paid by the benefits of living and working in a vibrant community and taking part in sustaining community vitality, the local economy, and the natural environment.
You'll also receive a KWMR - West Marin Community Radio "Wish You Were Hear" package, with CDs, two stainless KWMR cups, lip balm and one emergency radio, bumper sticker and program guide.
KWMR is West Marin's community radio station, a vital resource for building and sustaining community, standing ready to serve in times of emergency, airing locally relevant information and entertainment to listeners, creating a forum through which every voice can be heard. The station offers instruction and experience in radio production and broadcasting skills to members of all ages.
You'll stay two nights in a stunning private Inverness home that sleeps 4, surrounded in nature and total privacy. The amenities include:
- Walk to Chicken Ranch Beach, Shell Beach, and Point Reyes National Seashore
- Very sunny, private location
- Comfortable, soulful home with Redwood interiors
- Hot tub on the deck wiews
- Stunning views of Tomales Bay, Mount Vision, and Ottinger's Hill
- New commercial gas stove & oven
- Nestled in a pine, oak, and madrone Forest
- Easy Access from Driveway, drive right to the door
- 3 Queen Beds
- 1 Memory Foam Queen Fold-Out in the Living Room
- 2 Bathrooms
- 4-person Hot Tub
Finally, as you settle back in to your West Marin accommodations, enjoy a 375 milliliter bottle of Mendelson Pinot Gris, courtesy of our friends at Mendelson Wines, a new world version of the Russian Czar's favorite wine. Their Pinot Gris grapes are grown in the Napa Valley and fermented in small French oak barrels and fortified with alambic pot distilled brandy, the perfect accompaniment for a wide variety of foods -- fruit-based, nut-based, salty and spicy.
Get ready to meet radio history and wireless magic with an expert on your overnight stay on Point Reyes, bid today!
Funds from the Dinner on the Pacific Plate Auction support important park preservation and environmental education projects at Point Reyes National Seashore, located just 90 minutes northwest of San Francisco on the Marin County coast. All winning bids made above fair market value are tax-deductible.
This package includes:
(1) Saturday tour of the wireless telegraphy transmitting station in Bolinas with Richard Dillman, for six people.
We will connect you with Mr. Dillman following auction close.
(2) Nights for 4 people in a private Inverness home.
The Richard Dillman tour and Inverness home stay expire on August 31, 2018.
(1) Copy of "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World" by Marc Raboy.
(1) "Wish You Were Hear" package from KWMR - West Marin Community Radio.
Your book and KWMR package may be picked up by appointment at Point Reyes National Seashore Association in Point Reyes Station, California following auction close, or shipped at your cost based on address.
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