Past: Industrial site since the Gold Rush. Built first steel ships on Pacific. Oldest U.S. civilian shipyard.

History Geography
Building a Ship Ships Built Here
Irish Hill Kneass Boatworks

Present: Largest repair yard in the west, employing hundreds. Historic industrial structures wait for new uses.

Shipyard Structures  
Photo Tour  
Current Uses  
Walking Tour  

Future: More than 60 bay front acres seek the right mix of preservation and development.

Challenges & Opportunities  
Planning for the Future  
Links & Resources  
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