Lucretia Edwards Shoreline Park, named in honor of local community activist Lucretia W. Edwards, honors the wartime contributions made by the Bay Area Shipyards during World War II.

In addition to the local Richmond Shipyards, shipworker's bootprints with plaques set in the sidewalks and long low seating walls point visitors to the other Bay Area shipyards.

The following inscriptions are engraved into the concrete walls:

* Bethlehem San Francisco - The only privately owned shipyard in the nation to operate a submarine repair base, this 16th Street yard overhauled 31 subs in two years.

* Moore Dry Dock handled the difficult jobs of production, repair and conversion that slowed overall output in other yards.

* Hunter Point Naval Dry Dock - Hunter Point repaired 600 fighting and support ships.

* Mare Island Naval Shipyard - Mare Island build more than 400 vessels. Mare Island Naval Shipyard set a shipbuilding record for a destroyer that was never broken completing the USS Ward in just 17 1/2 days.

* Marinship - The 75,000 Americans who poured into Marinship during the war years build 93 ships.
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