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Memorial Garden Pathway
Work began in late 2015 to replace the crushed granite pathway in the Memorial Garden with paving blocks. Due to a later than anticipated start, work will not be completed until the spring of 2016.
Date(s): 2015 Winter/2016 Spring. Album by Albacore. Photos by Various. 1 - 21 of 21 Total. 838 Visits.
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Initial excavation and removal of crushed granite material from the pathway. Edit

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Work on the pathway was delayed until after the  Wreaths Across America ceremony held in early December.. Edit

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All the old walkway material has been removed. Note the Albacore Shipmate Memorial Block Pathway to the right leading to the flag pole. Edit

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The compacted base for the new pathway has been laid down. Edit

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Blocks are placed around the fenced dolphin area. Edit

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Blocks stacked up ready for placement. Edit

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New pavers surround the flag pole in the Garden and mate up with the Albacore Shipmate's Memorial Block walkway. Edit

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Long view of the pathway leading to the former fountain site at the south end of the Garden. Edit

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View toward the newest memorial in the Garden. Edit

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View of pathway showing the start of the trimming of pavers and the placement of edging blocks. Edit

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Pavers in place leading up to the former fountain site. Edit

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A long view of the paving effort. Edit

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Pavers and edging blocks give the pathway a finished look. Edit

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The first snow fall of the 2015 winter brought work to a halt. Edit

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Work will resume when the ground has thawed. To be added is a plastic edging with steel spikes along the entire periphery to retain the walkway shape. Edit

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The edges will be backfilled with loam and seeded. Edit

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To finish the job, the walkway will be compacted to set and level the pavers and the joints between pavers filled with sand and compacted again. Edit

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On 9 March, the block retainers were installed that hold the path shape, the blocks leveled and preparations were made for inserting super sand between the blocks. Edit

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Looking into the Memorial Garden from the entrance. Edit

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View looking toward the flag poles and monuments. Edit

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Looking toward the Visitors Center building from the southern end of the Memorial Garden. Note that grass is beginning to grow along the side of the walkway. Edit

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