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
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 Interior.
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 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Victory ships were a bigger, complicated ship." (here, next to this marker); "It was a real workhorse." -- Jim Cannon, Marketing Director, Levin-Richmond Terminal Corp 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); Wartime Changes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clay, Kilns & Brick (approx. 0.9 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.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.