Moore Dry Dock Co. Becomes Schnitzer Steel  

Workers at Moore-Scott yardAt the foot of Adeline St., Moore Dry Dock Co. was the largest shipbuilding yard on the Estuary. During the shipbuilding booms of the war years, Moore Dry Dock employed thousands of workers and built over 200 ships between 1909 and 1961. Besides construction of ships, Moore Dry Dock provided structural steel for many notable buildings and the caissons for the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Moore Dry Dock also built both the Park St. Bridge (1934-35) and the High St. Bridge (1938-1939 between Oakland and Alameda.

Moore Dry Dock closed in 1961. The site is now occupied by Schnitzer Steel which recycles metal. Schnitzer Steel can turn an abandoned car into 6 x 6 inch pieces of metal in about 30 seconds.

Deborah Cooper
Oakland Museum of California

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