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Utah Construction Walking tours

Dennis Evanosky and Adam Gillitt will explore how Alameda lost its tidelands and its San Francisco Bay shoreline. Learn about the pair of men who got their hands on almost every inch of Alameda and Bay Farm’s San Francisco Bay shoreline and tidelands. When they learned that had that could not carry out their grandiose plans, they sold everything to Utah Construction.  Utah delivered Alameda’s environment a one-two punch when they created South Shore and Harbor Bay Isle. Learn about the political developments that led to these developments and see first-hand how they unfolded.

Ticket holders will receive a link to watch Dennis’ presentation on Thursday April 11 at 7 p.m. over Zoom, and a link to the recording afterwards.

Admission to each tour is $20 per person. We will tour two different locations, Alameda’s South Shore and Bay Farm Island, over the following weekends:

South Shore Tours

Meet at Rittler Park, corner of Otis Drive and Grand Street.

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Postponed due to rain.

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Get tickets now.

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.– Get tickets now.

Bay Farm Island Tours

Meet at the end of Veterans Court by the water.

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Get tickets now.

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Get tickets now.

Each tour meets at the time, date, and location stated and will end where it started. Each walk will cover 90–100 minutes over 1–2 miles. We suggest you wear comfortable shoes as well as sunblock, and bring water. Mobility devices, strollers (kids under 6 are FREE!), and well-behaved (or especially cute) dogs are always welcome.

Photo: The lagoon along Otis Drive under construction. Courtesy Weber State University, Utah International Collection.




Apr 27 2024


10:00 am - 11:30 am


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