174 Years of the Boston Naval Yard

PIER 5 IS NOT JUST ANOTHER EMPTY LOT

This site can celebrate Boston’s Marine History

built, repaired, modernized, and resupplied The US Navy ships.

During the Second World War women were called to fill the jobs left by men at the front. Over 8,000 women worked here at this shipyard  

From here ships and the sailors serving aboard set off to places around the globe. The ships that left this yard represented the United States on every continent and defended the nation through both times of war and peace. The generations of workers at this yard took pride in the significance of what they contributed and the work that they completed. For many sailors, this was the last place they might touch American soil for months, years, or perhaps never again.