Navy Yard', 1874. Ships on the Delaware River at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard was the first shipyard to be built for the US Navy, and was in use from 1801 until its closure in 1995. 'To the south [the . Artist's] roving eye will first be caught by the old Navy- Yard, with its ark-like ship-houses, its tiers of masts and docks, and the green oases of its officers' quarters'. From "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In, A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American . Artists" Vol. II, edited by William Cullen Bryant. [D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874]. Artist W.H. Morse. (Photo by The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images)
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