This WWII shipyard was one of the most significant on the west coast. Over 700 warships were built here during the war, a feat accomplished at record-breaking speeds. By the early 1940s, the Kaiser Shipyard complex in Richmond employed nearly 100,000 people, including many women. “Rosie the Riveter” would become a staple at Kaiser shipyards (along with Wendy the Welder) as the demands of WWII brought many more women into the blue-collar workforce.
Also present at this site is one of the few remaining whirley cranes used in the shipbuilding effort.