1910: Chinese shrimpers establish a lucrative fishery
A community of Chinese fishermen who have called Hunters Point home since the late 1800s join together to form a large-scale shrimp fishery. At its peak in 1920, the fishery represents 12 different shrimping companies, comprising altogether 504 nets, 16 boats and 53 men—a testament to the Chinese contribution to San Francisco’s productive waterfront industries.
1916: Third drydock installed at the Shipyard
Bethlehem Steel builds a third drydock at Hunters Point. This one, at 1,000 feet long, can hold the world’s largest warships and passenger steamers.