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Title
Bing Crosby at Marinship, Marin County, February, 1943 [photograph]
Creator
unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
February, 1943
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Collection
Marinship, 1942-1945
Rights Information
unknown
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Description
In February, 1943, entertainer Bing Crosby "passed out the honors to 16 Marinshippers who received national recognition for their ideas submitted through the Suggestion Boxes" (The Stinger, March 6, 1943). Other visiting celebrities to Marinship during its operations included Jane Russell, Marian Anderson, the King Sisters, Frank McHugh and Jack Buetel. Marinship Corporation in Sausalito was a WWII Liberty shipyard owned by W.A. Bechtel Co. During WWII, residential Marin City was developed as housing for Marinship workers and their families. In the span of Marinship's three and a half years of active service (1942-1945), fifteen EC-2 Liberty Ships were built, along with seventy-eight oil tankers and twenty invasion barges. At its peak, Marinship employed a multi-ethnic workforce of 20,000.
Type
image
Identifier
csrcl_1261
1344.001.002
http://contentdm.marinlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/marinship/id/14
Language
English
Subject
Warships
War
War work
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977
Place
Marin City (Calif.)
Sausalito (Calif.)
Relation
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0q2nc5z2
http://www.marinlibrary.org/californiaroom/

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