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South Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Shipbuilding

East and West Yards

 
 
Shipbuilding Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Shipbuilding Marker
Inscription.  A major revival of shipbuilding took place here in the four years just prior to and during World War II. Cargo ships, the British Ocean series and the United States Liberty ships, were produced by the Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corps., later incorporated into the New England Shipbuilding Corps.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 39.004′ N, 70° 13.761′ W. Marker is in South Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Slocum Drive west of Fort Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Slocum Dr, South Portland ME 04106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Yard (here, next to this marker); East Yard (a few steps from this marker); Spring Point Ledge Light (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coast Artillery Corps Memorial (about 600 feet away); First Congregational Church of South Portland
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(about 600 feet away); Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Preble (about 600 feet away); Fort Gorges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Portland.
 
Shipbuilding Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. Shipbuilding Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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