By Dana Schatzl, Realtor in Quincy MA
(Success Real Estate in Quincy)
Quincy Point is the area of Quincy bordering Weymouth.Quincy Point was home to the shipyard and was a very active yard during World War II. The shipyard opned in 1885 and closed in the late 1980's. During Worls War II, the shipyard built more ships than any shipyard in the Country. The shipyard at that time was owned By Bethlehem Steel Corp. wholater sold it to General Dynamics.Early on the Fore River Engine Company, which was the start of the shipyard, was owned by Thomas Watson, who is known as the co-inventor of the telephone with Alexander Graham Bell.The Shipyard was also where the popular phrase "Kilroy Was Here" began. A worker at the shipyard named James Kilroy wrote the phrase inside the ships as he inspected them. As the ships left during the war and traveled the world, the sa...