Mare Island’s Historic “Building 680″ is being reborn as a new home to factory built homes made by builder Blu Homes, Inc. After being dark since 1996, the iconic structure that bears the sign “Mare Island Naval Shipyard” is once again shining brightly across the water. The nearly 260,000 square-foot structure, known as the periscope [...]
Several hundred people from around the region gathered at Mare Island’s Building 680 for an open house and ribbon cutting celebration to mark the official opening of the Allied Defense Recycling, Mare Island Dry Docks. As rain drizzled outside the massive building, dignitaries spoke of new bright days ahead for the former naval shipyard. The [...]
Under a bright sun, the 9.5 ton SS Salon Turman arrived to it’s final home at Mare Island’s Dry Dock 3 as local residents watched, cheered and waved along the historic core waterfront. This is the first ship to use the dry docks since the Navy left in 1996, and will be the first of [...]
View of Mare Island’s Dry Dock #2 flooded with water for the first time in the many years since the Navy left. The dry dock is being prepped for the operations to to dismantle two ships currently located in Suisun Bay.