For 174 Years Boston Navy Yard built, repaired, modernized, and resupplied U.S. Navy ships. During the Battle of Bunker Hill British ships assaulted Patriots at the Head of the Harbor.
The treasured historic frigate U.S.S. Constitution “Old Iron Sides” is an international tourist attraction with an educational museum.
Pier 5 harbored and served American Naval fleets alongside the once the largest U.S. Drydock.
The Navy Yard saw many periods of expansion and decline as the policies of the United States changed over the course of two centuries.
It serviced wooden sailing ships, employed carpenters, ropemakers, and ship riggers, engineers, welders, electricians, machinists, ironworkers, pipefitters and engineers, academics and more.