The shipyard was established by an Act of Congress in 1799, making it the oldest in the US, according to the Library of Congress. The original site consisted of 11 acres at the foot of Federal Street from Front Street to the Delaware River in the Southwark neighborhood of Philadelphia.
The shipyard was originally owned by Joshua Humphreys, a prominent naval architect. In fact, it was here that he supervised construction of the first ship of the U.S. Navy.
Those Places Thursday is a GeneaBloggers daily prompt which encourage us to focus on places our families may have lived or worked or spent time.