Kaiser Shipyard

Henry Kaiser built a shipyard on this farmland in Vancouver, Washington in 1942 to produce ships for the American Navy. During World War Two, the yard produced nearly a ship every week. Production of ships and aircrafts were significant forces for WWII and consequently shaped the area of Vancouver. Although Vancouver had been the site of a modest World War I shipyard, 1942 and World War II brought unprecedented development as nearly 40,000 laborers moved here to work at the Kaiser Shipyards.

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5266
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Shipyards
http://www.columbiariverimages.com/Regions/Places/ryan_point.html
http://www.co.clark.wa.us/aboutcc/proud_past/WW2.html
http://clui.org/ludb/site/kaiser-vancouver-shipyard-site

Location

103 E 7th Street
Vancouver, WA

Year Completed

2013

Artist

Ellen Clark