Brendan Riley’s Solano Chronicles: Navy Jobbed Out Some Ship Work to Vallejo-side Shipyards

The Navy built more than 500 vessels on Mare Island over the years, but it wasn’t the only shipyard on the Mare Island Strait. Several shipyards flourished in the late 1800s and early 1900s on the Vallejo side of the river, including one that built a Navy warship, the USS Monadnock.

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