Here are some pics from a Sunday visit to Crane Cove Park in San Francisco.
A view of the park, which was very recently opened.
Historically, ship hulls used to be assembled here from plates and equipment fabricated in other areas of the site. When the hulls were complete, they were launched down this slipway, which was gently sloped to ease the hull into the water.
Some cranes still in operation at Pier 70.
The small beach at the park is very stony.
The tower of one of the original cranes. The boom is being restored off-site.
Magenta flowers stand out on a gray day.
The gigantic metal lathe from one of the shipbuilding shops is on display in the park.
A control panel on the lathe is weathered with age.
The top of the slipway carries a warning.
The white, yellow and blue lines painted on the slipway trace the shapes of the hulls of the various ships that were built on that spot in years past (USS Olympia, USS South Dakota, and The Sullivans, respectively).