From our Navy Girl we learned:
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is the oldest (230 years) facility that belongs to the U.S Navy; established in 1767. I did get a picture of the original gate from the inside...
There have been four flags flown over NNSY. The first being Britain who established the shipyard, until 1775; then the United States, in 1871 the Common Wealth of Virginia hoisted their flag for a week. In 1872 the Confederate Navy claimed the shipyard; the United States reclaimed the shipyard within the year and Old Glory has been waving ever since.
Hammerhead....this crane is HUGE! Erected in 1960 it is 260 feet tall.
Ships in port for Maintenance; she pointed out the Do Not Tread On Me on the bow of the ship. You may not be able to see it...but it's there.
Many of the original buildings still stand...very cool.
The Tar House is one of the oldest buildings; it was used to make...wait for it ... TAR pitch. Now used as a gift shop across from Trophy Park.
The Navy Girl said she should know more about the different buildings, but we were impressed by what she knows from the short time she has been there.
I kept my pictures limited...last but not least the Navy Girl's office, where she parks her ride and rests her head.
We are so proud! Thank you for the tour Punky!
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P.S. I will be sure to post some stitching pictures in my next post...hoping to have wee watermelon done and show you the MT Vernon project I picked up. And maybe some of the stash I ordered will be in. Gotta love a sale, thanks Sampler Girl. :)