Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pictures of a changing Shipyard

Building 101 is where the tour starts, and where artists have made a home for decades.

Several dry docks served various sizes of ships during WWII.

The "durable cover," seen in the foreground, may look like a parking lot so some, but is a key element of the clean-up and turnover of parcels to the City.  Word is that the City has plans for raised bed greening at this site.
The Shipyard had its own internal rail system during the years of peak activity.  The building with the tower was the only facility on the west coast that could work on the periscopes of submarines.

Evidence of habitat restoration is "blossoming."

The largest of the Shipyard's dry docks could accommodate enormous battleships and aircraft carriers.

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