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Shipyard History tours by Stacey M. Carter July 22: second tour added starting 3 p.m.

Shipyard artist Stacey M. Carter‘s popular history tour returns Saturday, July 22! Because of the strong response for the noon tour, Stacey has added a second tour at 3 p.m.

Unveiling Secrets: A Journey through Hunters Point Shipyard’s Hidden History

A history of migration, cold war and radiation studies at the Shipyard

Saturday, July 22, 12 – 1 p.m., followed by an optional visit to Stacey Carter’s studio
Second tour Saturday, June 22, 3 – 4 p.m.
Hunters Point Shipyard 451 Galvez Ave San Francisco, CA 94124
| Directions and maps
near the Muni 19 stop and ample free parking.

We will meet at noon and go up a short paved path to the Shipyard overlook from which much of the Shipyard can be viewed. This is not a walking or driving tour through the Shipyard.

ADA image The tour is fully accessible but please email info@shipyardtrust.org for instructions.

The Shipyard crane
The Shipyard crane, photo by Henrik Kam

Join Stacey Carter for a fascinating 1-hour guided history tour of Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. Discover the significant role this site played in the US Navy’s defense and wartime efforts, and the role it played in the story of African American migration to San Francisco in the middle of the 20th century. From its beginnings as the largest dry-dock repair facility on the West Coast, the site has seen a lot – from supporting the Navy in two World Wars, to being a hub for nuclear radiation research. Today, it stands as a thriving artist studio complex. Join us to discover its transformation and the stories it holds.

Through buildings visible at the Shipyard overlook, Carter will take you on a chronological journey, highlighting its military development from 1867 to the Cold War and its present-day significance.

About Stacey Carter

Golden Gate Heat Treating
Golden Gate Heat Treating, photo by Stacey M. Carter

Stacey M. Carter, an artist with a studio at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, has dedicated herself to visually documenting the site. Driven by her curiosity about the decaying structures, she embarked on extensive independent research to uncover the lesser-known history and its global impact. For the past 20 years, Carter has been passionately working on a long-term, multi-faceted documentary art project based on her research and artwork centered around Hunters Point Shipyard.

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