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Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Finger Piers 22 & 23, Railroad Avenue near Eighteenth Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA



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Item Title
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Finger Piers 22 & 23, Railroad Avenue near Eighteenth Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

Location
Railroad Avenue near Eighteenth Street, Vallejo, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1543-CY
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Significance: Finger Piers 22 & 23, completed in 1942, are considered significant for their association with U.S. Naval history and the Mare Island Naval Shipyard (MINSY), the first naval installation on the west coast. Portions of MINSY comprise a National Historic Landmark. The piers are outside the landmark, but within the Mare Island Historic District. These structures are contributing elements of successful base operations at MINSY. They are representative examples of pier design, construction methods and materials used for the construction of ship berthing area at MINSY during WWII, and are two identical piers completed in the same year. The addition of new berthing areas in WWII, such as the Finger Piers, allowed the naval shipyard to berth and service 100 ships at one time.

Subjects
Piers (marine Landings)
Naval Yards & Naval Stations


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Looking northeast over Piers 22 and 23 toward Mare Island Strait and the City of Vallejo
Looking southeast towards the shore end of Pier 22, the seawall is visible at the right edge of the photograph
Central part of Pier 22, southwest part, showing the northwest side of the Shore Power Supply Electric Distribution Center (Building 734)
Central part of Pier 22, northeast part
Northeast end of Pier 22, looking southeast, the partially built towers of the new Carquinez Straits Bridge are visible in the distance
Looking northwest toward the end of Pier 22
Central part of Pier 22, showing the southeast side of the Shore Power Supply Electric Distribution Center (Building 734)
Southwest shore end, Pier 22, showing the sea wall at left
Detail of the northeast end of Pier 22, looking northwest
Telephoto detail view of the northeast end, looking southeast toward the Carquinez Straits Bridge
Looking northeast from shore along the length of Pier 22 with a view of rigging platforms and Shore Power Supply Electric Distribution Center (Building 734) in the distance
View of rigging platform near the northeast end, looking shoreward
Detail of water, steam, and air valves at the edge of Pier 22


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