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Salute To Mare Island

Salute To Mare Island

Broadcast: September 11, 1954
Added: Dec 21 2015

This is the story of a Navy man, and of an island near San Francisco. First, the man. An indication of his character came during the war of 1812, when he was a young midshipmen aboard the Essex, the first American warship ever to enter the Pacific waters. On July 4th, 1813 Captain Porter faced a problem which concerned this young man...