The navy yard soon changed, keeping pace with the country's growth and power. Two imposing "shiphouses," 210 feet long and six stories high, sheltered new 74-gun "ship of the line." timber sheds, a mast house, a ropewalk, sail lofts, and wharves crowded the yard.
Steam, and later electricity, further transformed the yard. Machine shops, a forge, and foundries now served a navy made of steel. Hemmed in by river and town, the yard pushed into the harbor with piers, railways, and cranes.
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|Placed By||Boston National Historical Park Charleston Navy Yard -National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 330734 N 4693316|
|Decimal Degrees||42.37370000, -71.05586667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 22.422', W 71° 3.352'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 22' 25.32" N, 71° 3' 21.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||617, 781, 857|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20 1st Ave, Boston MA 02129, US|
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