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This is a long term project intended to document the decaying buildings of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. To me, they pos… Read More
This is a long term project intended to document the decaying buildings of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. To me, they posses a singular beauty and their strange presence continues to confound and inspire. Read Less
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Modern Ruins
The Spectacular Decay of Mare Island
Mare Island is actually a peninsula. The Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the first United States Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean. Many important naval ships were built here, including over 50 submarines. The base closed in 1996. Since then, it has been steadily decaying, resulting in the images you see here.