Working in the Yard

Working in the Yard (HM14UI)

Location: Boston, MA 02129 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 22.45', W 71° 3.351'

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When the Charleston Navy Yard opened in 1800, Boston 's skilled maritime workers provided a ready source of labor. As sail gave way to steam, and wooden hulls gave way to iron and steel, the work of building, repairing, and maintaining a fleet changed with modern technology.

The size of the work forced also changed, varying with war, peace, and the size of the fleet. During World War II, more than 50,000 full-time employees worked round-the-clock in such specialized jobs as ship fitter, boilermaker, and foundry worker.

HM NumberHM14UI
Placed ByBoston National Historical Park Charlestown Navy Yard-National Park Service US Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330737 N 4693367
Decimal Degrees42.37416667, -71.05585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.45', W 71° 3.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 27.00" N, 71° 3' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10-12 1st Ave, Boston MA 02129, US
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