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One of three fully functioning dry docks.
Every Saturday and Sunday, Urban Oyster tours the Brooklyn Navy Yard and shows visitors a glimpse into the past, present & future of the Yard. For over 150 years, the Brooklyn Navy Yard churned out America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Today, the Yard is becoming a model for sustainable urban industrial parks. The tour explores the vast 300-acre property and offers opportunities to take a closer look at it's most intriguing sites, including a a dry dock that's been used since before the Civil War and the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus that is virtually frozen in time.
Published on April 26, 2012