Navy Yard Master Plan Implementation



Navy Yard commissioned for military use

A Congressional resolve of January 1797 authorized the federal government to purchase 23 acres on the Charlestown waterfront for $19,000. The Navy Yard was subsequently constructed, and opened for operations in 1801.

It was enlarged by fill, and additional land acquisitions in 1811 and 1840, to a total size of 201 acres comprising Navy facilities that included 161 buildings, 21 miles of railroad and a number of docks, piers, and shipways.

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