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.
Another image from Mare Island Naval Shipyard. I’ve never been this close to a shipyard crane before. As you can see it’s humongous. There weren’t any people down there so I couldn’t show the scale with a person but hopefully you get the idea with the buildings next to it.
If you wish to read more about Mare Island Naval Shipyard, you can read about it on the wiki here. If you’re in the Bay Area and wish to join us for a photography outing, please click here.
This image was taken at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. For over 142 years, our country’s defense depended on Mare Island Navy Yard as well as over 100 organizations which were in operation there over the years. The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation’s master plan is to recover as much of that history, plus the operating character of the shipyard, as much as possible, and make it available to scholars and other interested individuals and groups.
Don’t ask why I’ve never been there…..perhaps because I didn’t take photos before, but all I can say is this place is huge and it is so interesting!
I’ve scheduled a photo shoot there with my camera club on June 4th so I’m saving myself lol! I went here just to see if it would be a good place for photos and I was beside myself with enthusiasm for this place. I did take a few photos with my Sony A7, and when I go out with the club it will be later in the evening before sunset. I can’t wait!
If you wish to read more about Mare Island Naval Shipyard, you can read about it on the wiki here. If you’re in the Bay Area and wish to join us, please click here.