Barnes-Tibbitts Company, Oakland Inner Harbor (c.1917) 1

Barnes & Tibbitts was a shipbuilding company based in Alameda. It was incorporated in 1916 by J. D. Barnes, who previously was a shipwright in San Francisco, and Captain W. G. Tibbitts. 2

The Oakland Public Library caption on the above photo states "The beginning of a big shipbuilding plant, Oakland Inner Harbor. The Barnes-Tibbitts Co. originally purchased twelve and a half acres of deep water frontage and have since added six acres more. They are well along in the construction of wharves and shipways."

Links and References

  1. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division
  2. Motorship: In the Interests of Commercial Motor Vessels April, 1916
  • Alameda from Arcadia Publishing by Greta Dutcher