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Marcus Robbins
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Historian & Archivist for his own creation devoted to the "old" Norfolk Navy Yard website which is ever growing with his personal collection of original period paper and hard artifacts spanning back over 236 years for an institution that is a mere 249 years young.
Historian & Archivist for his own creation devoted to the "old" Norfolk Navy Yard website which is ever growing with his personal collection of original period paper and hard artifacts spanning back over 236 years for an institution that is a mere 249 years young.

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SERVICE TO THE FLEET Turns 70 Years Old Today
Blog #62.  October 18, 2015 by Marcus W. Robbins
Full content of this blog is now shown on my main Norfolk Navy Yard website:
http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/portsmouth/shipyard/nnyblogindex.html  
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The United States Navy’s 240th Birthday
Blog #61.  October 4, 2015 by Marcus W. Robbins
Full content of this blog is now shown on my main Norfolk Navy Yard website:
http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/portsmouth/shipyard/nnyblogindex.html
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History and Facts About the 350 Ton Hammerhead Crane
Blog #60.  September 6, 2015 by Marcus W. Robbins
Full content of this blog is now shown on my main Norfolk Navy Yard website: http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/portsmouth/shipyard/nnyblogindex.html
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350 Ton Hammerhead Crane, Alternatives and Public Information Meeting
Blog #59. August 23, 2015 by Marcus W. Robbins
Full content of blog is now shown on my main website: http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/portsmouth/shipyard/nnyblogindex.html
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Receiving Ship USS Franklin at Saint Helena
Blog #58.  July 12 , 2015 by Marcus W. Robbins
Full content of blog is now shown on my main Norfolk Navy Yard website:
http://www.usgwarchives.net/va/portsmouth/shipyard/nnyblogindex.html
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I have posted "History Matters" Blog #57 182 Years Ago ~ Docking of ...the USS Delaware at Gosport http://nnsyhistorymatters.blogspot.com/2015/06/182-years-ago-docking-of-uss-delaware.html
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Excellent written article and great photos.  Fort Norfolk remains an almost un-altered gem of our local Naval History's past.  The large powder magazine still has its original 4' wide bronze door and the interior retains its unique 8 chamber ceiling design.  When you stand upon the earthworks you can see how strategic this location was to protect the inner harbor.
Fort Norfolk Naval Ordnance Depot
Fort Norfolk Naval Ordnance Depot
hamptonroadsnavalmuseum.blogspot.com
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Construction Details of the Stone Dock at Gosport
Blog #56.  June 14, 2015 by Marcus W. Robbins   The USS Delaware was the first
ship in the Western Hemisphere to be dry docked on June 17, 1833 at the Gosport
Navy Yard, Portsmouth Virginia.   The dock
was not yet quite finished when this occurs 182 years a...
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I have posted "History Matters" Blog #55 100 Years Ago ~ Sailors Drilling at the Norfolk Navy Yard  http://nnsyhistorymatters.blogspot.com/2015/06/100-years-ago-sailors-drilling-at.html
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110 Years Ago ~ Historic Postcard Views of the Norfolk Navy Yard
Blog # 54.  May 29, 2015 by Marcus W. Robbins   Historic postcards serve as a window for us today to look back upon the
world as it was.   It is of good fortune
that our location when it existed as the Norfolk Navy Yard back in the 1905
time period was the ...
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