Fore River Shipyard

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Started in 1884 by Thomas A. Watson, who is best known as the person on the other end of Alexander Graham Bell's first telephone call, Fore River Shipyard employed thousands of South Shore–area residents. It was the largest private employer along the South Shore, providing jobs for over 30,000 workers during World War II. Today, Fore River Shipyard is remembered as having accomplished many shipbuilding firsts, including the construction of the USS Long Beach (CGN-9), the first nuclear guided-missile cruiser, which took four years to complete. Through postcards that include early submarines, battleships, destroyers, and ocean liners, Fore River Shipyard celebrates a shipyard that became an integral part of the South Shore community for over a century.
ISBN: 9780738597980
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Wayne G. Miller grew up in Quincy and remembers family excursions over the Fore River Bridge, hoping to see a ship going out to sea. He owned a collectibles business for 25 years, specializing in postcards and books. He is a member of the Quincy and Braintree Historical Societies and the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum.
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