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A Tasty Tradition Continues!

Aileen Chumard 2 years, 7 months ago
A newly appointed "Master Shipbuilder" hard at work A newly appointed "Master Shipbuilder" hard at work

When you enter the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, you might notice a sign that reads, “We used to launch ships. Now we launch businesses.” Well, we might have to revise that statement in light of the recent “launching” of the USS Levant – the Gingerbread Ship version that it is! This December BLDG 92 partnered with Christopher Sanchez, formerly of Myrtle Ave's Le Petit Bakery, on a third Gingerbread Ship Workshop. Our petite participants learned a bit about ships and shipbuilding in our galleries before christening the ship and decorating ship-shaped cookies to take home. Fun was had by all! The Levant was preceded by the USS Monitor in 2012 and the USS Ohio in 2013. If you missed it this year, join us next year on our next ship.

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From the Archives

New in the Archives: The Mike DeLucia Collection

Dennis Riley 2 years, 8 months ago
Plaque from the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) removed upon its decommissioning in 2003 Plaque from the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) removed upon its decommissioning in 2003

As we reflect on the 54th anniversary of the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) fire, the archives recently received an important addition to its collections related to the tragedy.  Donated by Mike DeLucia, this collection includes nineteen photographs related to the fire aboard the ship that claimed the lives of 49 ship workers.  For more information, see the collection finding aid.

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