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Mare Island Shipyard – St. Peter’s Chapel


Near the Mare Island Naval Shipyard is St. Peter’s Chapel.   It was built in 1901 under the guidance of Chaplain McAlister, and it’s the oldest naval chapel in the United States.  A classic example of Victorian Gothic architecture with its tidy brown shingle, cream-colored trim, steep pitched roof and a soaring octagonal spire, it has charm and history inside and out.

There was a wedding going on so I couldn’t go inside but hopefully next time I’ll get a peek.  In the meantime, here’s a link in case you’d like to see the inside and learn more about the history.

St. Peter's Chapel - Mare Island

St. Peter’s Chapel – Mare Island



Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

16 thoughts on “Mare Island Shipyard – St. Peter’s Chapel

  1. Lovely! What an interesting area to explore.

  2. Good job of pulling the building out from all the greenery…could have been a dark mess.

  3. It has a painterly feel to it!

  4. looks like it is from a fairy tale 🙂

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