Beat Blast: The historic homes within the Navy gates

Beat Blast: The historic homes within the Navy gates


hey Bremerton, i’m here with my friend
Esther Beilmeyer today she’s one of those Rosie the riveters that helped
power us through two world wars. I’m going to take you inside the gates
behind me of Naval Base Kitsap- Bremerton and show you a row of historic homes the
likes of which you’ve never seen before on this week’s beat blast. stay tuned welcome back to this edition of the beat
blast sponsored by the Admiral theatre story number one today the officers
quarters at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton date back to the beginnings of the Puget
Sound Navy Yard in 1891, that’s right that 19th century, 1-9. these beautiful
neoclassical residences were built and they’re now inhabited by the Navy’s top
brass here. oak floors vaulted ceilings and look at those volutes on those ionic
columns I am totally geeking out architecture
style. I recently took a tour thanks to Rear Admiral Scott Gray, commander of
Navy Region Northwest whose family happens to live in classic quarters C,
their current home includes a bedroom where Franklin Roosevelt stayed when he
was assistant secretary of the Navy in 1914. Rear Adm. Gray: I think this area was a coal chute where they came in and dumped coal for the boiler for the old house. of
course they’ve redone all that now. Yeah, I mean it’s wonderful, it’s it’s a beautiful house. it’s just so much I mean
it’s, for there’s only three of us here, you know, and it it’s nice to have as a
showplace for the Navy but for me personally it’s just this is
too much it’s ridiculously large and I wish there was a family with ten kids in
here you know. Story number two: A Bremerton boat builder recently helped
the Navy push the known limits of patrolling the world’s waters. safe boats
mark VI, manned by a Guam based naval detachment recently completed a 500-mile
patrol. the company has constructed twelve of the 85-foot vessels and there
may be more to come. safe boats also just signed an agreement
with a Saudi Arabia industrial company for support service and production of
the company’s products including the Mark VI. Story number three: if you’re a
fan of the Kitsap underdog you’ll want to keep your eye on RFD tv’s
million-dollar Rodeo in Fort Worth Texas this month, that’s where Teresa Morrell
and her quarter horse Cali are competing.t’s an incredible tale of a young woman and her horse and they’re determined
to succeed. Teresa: so to keep it simple we’re gonna run really fast around three
barrels and try and see if we can get into the top 30. there’s usually only 25
qualifiers held around the country and you’re having to get into the top ten
with some of the toughest barrel racers in general I mean I ran against pro
girls and these qualifiers, girls that made it in the top ten of the world, so
going down here being from kitsap County we’re not known for our horse
community so it’s a really big deal, showing that it doesn’t matter where you
come from but you can make it to the big leagues if you just keep working hard. Her registered name is Calib cash dat check it’s a mouthful, she’s definitely got the grit and heart so I’m hoping that we can make
history for Kitsap County. Story no. four today: students from Discovery
alternative high school are helping to repopulate a salmon stream in South
Kitsap at the Manchester fuel depot’s property. recently the students came to
see the frys of their labor. Jerry: We’re standing on the banks of Beaver Creek
here on the Navy fuel depot property and we’ve just released about 15,000 coho
fry and we’re hoping that these fry grow big like you said and go
out there and maybe they’ll feed something else, maybe they’ll feed some
Orca or maybe they’ll feed us one day but in any case we hope that were
hoping to at least jumpstart the population in this stream and and learn
a little something along the way. and finally Story number five: what’s on
tap for your weekend sponsored by Silver City brewery Tap Room, this weekend marks the big Kitsap antique show held at the president’s hall of the Kitsap County
Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. admission is $5
and for just six bucks you can get any item you want to have appraised. that’s our show for this week thanks so much for watching, one more
note 7 p.m. on Thursday night at the Manette saloon we’ll be hosting our
monthly Kitsap Quiz night; hope you can make it, it’s free and there are prizes
from local venues for you to take home. have a great rest of your week, special
thanks to our sponsors and especially to those of you who subscribe to
the Kitsap Sun, we could not do this without you. see you next week.

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