Shipyard Acres, California

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Shipyard Acres
Shipyard Acres is located in California
Shipyard Acres
Shipyard Acres
Location in California
Shipyard Acres is located in the United States
Shipyard Acres
Shipyard Acres
Shipyard Acres (the United States)
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
CountyNapa County
Elevation33 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 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. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 702. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  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.