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Richmond in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

"I was truly there and did my part to the end." -- Addie Mae Cance, former shipyard worker

Shipyard No. 3

 
 
<i>"I was truly there and did my part to the end."</i> -- Addie Mae Cance, Former shipyard worker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 19, 2016
1. "I was truly there and did my part to the end." -- Addie Mae Cance, Former shipyard worker Marker
Captions: (far left) As many as 25% of workers at Shipyard No. 3 were women. Many of these women were entering the workforce for the first time.; (left of center) Identification pins for two shipyard workers.; (right) Five original buildings still stand in Shipyard No. 3. Three are close to where your are standing. • General Warehouse, • Sheet Metal Shop, • Machine Shop.
Inscription.  
You are standing in Shipyard No. 3, which represents one of the many industrial complexes which operated to support America in World War II. Over 90,000 skilled and unskilled workers from across the country relocated to Richmond, California to find gainful work in the shipyards.

To ensure safe and efficient twenty-four hours-a-day production in the yards, many workers received around-the-clock food service, child care, and health services.

Today, Shipyard No. stands as a testament to the nationwide home front effort, which included for the first time on a large scale the work of women and people of color. It is also a tribute to the crucial contributions of Richmond, California.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II.
 
Location. 37° 54.309′ N, 122° 21.913′ W. Marker is in Richmond, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Canal Boulevard near Seacliff
Shipyard No. 3 marker with former Sheet Metal Shop in the background and General Warehouse (left) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 19, 2016
2. Shipyard No. 3 marker with former Sheet Metal Shop in the background and General Warehouse (left)
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Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1298 Canal Boulevard, Richmond CA 94804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. SS Red Oak Victory (within shouting distance of this marker); Dynamic Wartime Port (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ford Assembly Building (approx. half a mile away); The Home Front Legacy (approx. half a mile away); War Boomtown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Contra Costa College Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wartime Changes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond Shipyards (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the dock next to the S.S. Red Oak Victory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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