Former WWII shipyard being sold

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Rochester-area shipyard that produced tankers for the U.S. military during World War II could be redeveloped as a shopping plaza.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that a purchase offer has been accepted by the current owners of the 33-acre property near Lake Ontario in the town of Greece. The realtor who listed the property isn’t revealing the purchase price or the name of the buyer, but says it’s a West Coast development group that wants to turn the site into a retail complex.

The property was home to the Odenbach Shipbuilding Corp. during World War II. The plant turned out ocean-going tankers for the Army. The site later made bomber parts and missile equipment for the Air Force.

The property is a Superfund site and is undergoing an environmental cleanup. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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