During the last few years the month of March has always included a night photography trip to Mare Island Navel Shipyard. This event is organized by a group based in the San Fracisco Bay Area called "The Nocturnes". Mare Island is located near Vallejo CA, the Napa seperates this man made island from the city of Vallejo. It's beginings date back to 1853, between then and 1996 when it was decommissioned Mare Island built 89 sea going vessels. Now owned by the city of Vallejo, much of the island remains a ghost town, as evident in the attached image of the "Turnstiles to Nowhere".
More info about "The Nocturnes" can be found on their website http://www.thenocturnes.com/