Shipyard Acres, California

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Shipyard Acres
unincorporated community
Shipyard Acres is located in California
Shipyard Acres
Shipyard Acres
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°15′36″N 122°16′16″W / 38.26000°N 122.27111°W / 38.26000; -122.27111Coordinates: 38°15′36″N 122°16′16″W / 38.26000°N 122.27111°W / 38.26000; -122.27111
Country  United States
State  California
County Napa County
Elevation[1] 33 ft (10 m)

Shipyard Acres was an unincorporated community in Napa County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m).[1] Shipyard Acres is located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south-southeast of Napa.[2] This was a wartime neighborhood consisting of nearly 400 of plywood houses built to house worker families involved in the World War II effort building ships at Basalt Rock Company.[3] It sprang up early in the war and was dismantled sometime in the mid-1950s. It was on the northwest corner of what is now Kaiser Road and Napa-Vallejo Highway. Some of the structures were moved a few miles west to the Cuttings Wharf area, resurrected, and are still in place near the marina.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shipyard Acres, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 702. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Kevin (November 12, 2002). "Shipyard Acres gone, homefront memories remain". Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc.). Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Ford, Jim (September 14, 2009). "Yesterday's landmarks". Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc.). Retrieved August 13, 2011.