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World War II Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Jun 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
During World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard played a pivotal role in the American war effort – it built battleships and aircraft carriers, repaired over 5,000 ships, sent troops and supplies to fronts across the globe, and the tireless efforts of its 70,000 workers earned it the nickname ”The Can-Do Yard.” This tour examines the role of the New York City waterfront in the war effort, explores connections between the Yard and famous battles of World War II, and visits sites of significance that remain from this era, including the Naval Hospital campus, the Naval Film Exchange, a working dry dock, and even businesses outside the Yard that switched to wartime production. By visiting these sites, hearing the stories of workers and sailors, and examining historical images and documents from the period, the tour will evoke a sense of what the Yard was like during the war and illuminate the historical legacies that persist to this day. While use a bus to get you from place to place, which keeps us toasty in the winter and cool in the summer, we get off the bus at several stops to explore some of the most interesting sites on foot. Advanced ticket purchase required.