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.
In the years since the Navy left Mare Island, the massive dry docks along the waterfront have sat quiet as time ticked on. Things are slowly starting to change. It has been reported that over 3,000 applicants applied for the 120 available job openings for the planned ship dismantling company located on Mare Island. California [...]