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A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 500, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

1931 ❖ DRY DOCK at PUGET SOUND NAVY YARD


The Puget Sound Navy Yard,
Bremerton, WA.
The fast workers claimed a new record for speedy work in building
a new reinforced concrete dry dock, 652-ft long and 120-ft wide,
done in only four months. The project was approved by
Congress as part of the emergency construction program to relieve
unemployment. The average number of men employed was
230 and the maximum 310. The project involved demolition of
an old timber dock and construction of the new one, 13-ft longer,
at a cost of $400,000. 

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Original photo dated June 1931
from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
 

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