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Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial

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what a great find.A nice little beach just before the Shipyard Memorial. Children in the cold... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Portland, Maine
Quick history lesson on WWII shipbuilding in Portland area

Very simple setup tucked in the corner of Marine Park with a number of information panels... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Columbus, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This place is very difficult to reach by public transport, the nearest bus stop is about two miles away on C-Tran Route 6 at the last stop on Grand Avenue. Nevertheless it has a lot of interesting signboards telling the story of the World War...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oliver1646
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Growing up in Vancouver in the 60s, I was aware of the WWII shipyard and some of the history. This site really brings it to life. It is well maintained and the historical placards are extremely well done. There was a lot to learn, even...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

what a great find.A nice little beach just before the Shipyard Memorial. Children in the cold water! Our dog loved it. the Memorial was informative and well kept up.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Very simple setup tucked in the corner of Marine Park with a number of information panels explaining the WWII shipyard that was built here, the workers (Rosie the Riveter, etc.) who worked here, the Kaiser family who built it, the transport and warships built here,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I wanted to come and see this. An Uncle of mine came to build Liberty ships here during WWII. And my father was in the Merchant Marines at the time. So I heard all about the Liberty Ships but had never actaully been to this...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RSNN
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Located next to the boat ramp at Marine Park (there may be a parking charge) the Memorial is located behind the bathrooms. You can not miss it, just look for the Tower. The tower gives you a great view of the area, especially the old...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Captainron14
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stopped to use the restrooms. Started reading all the signs. We learned so much about the area and the history of shipbuilding on the Columbia. Worth the fee. Nice bathrooms

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 23 June 2016

From what I could see through the fence, this looked interesting (I'm a history buff) but unfortunately, it was fenced off and a sign said "Closed for repairs" with no further information. There is a $5 parking fee, and an automated pay station - but...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank TommyBear
Reviewed 28 July 2015

This memorial is located in the marine park off SE Columbia Way next to the boat launch. Be aware, there is a $5 parking fee. The former Kaiser Shipyard is now the site of the Columbia Business Park on the south side of Highway 14...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Theresa A
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Decent to check out for a short visit.Those more into history will probably like it better I would think.

Date of experience: January 2015
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