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Stephens Marine, Stockton CA

(formerly Stephens Brothers Boatbuilders)

Most recent update: December 1, 2014.


Stephens Brothers Boatbuilders & Designers, Inc., was the most significant yacht builder on the West Coast, in business from 1902 through 1987 and producing about 1200 boats.  The company was sold in 1960 and the name was then changed to Stephens Marine.  The yard was located at the foot of Yosemite Street, in downtown Stockton: the site is now occupied by 5 Star Marina.  See it from the air on Google here.

The table below is based on the list provided on the excellent website of Stockton's Haggin Museum, with additional data from Merchant Vessels of the United States, (MVUS), plus a few other sources.  The hull numbers run from 288 through 999 and then from M-0 through M-200.  What was built before hull 288 is not clear: where did the hull numbers start?  In addition, there are a lot of boats in MVUS that don't correlate with any of those in the Haggin list.  If anyone can make any corrections or add to the data, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com.  Note that there will always be minor discrepancies in the values of both GT, because boats get remeasured, and length, because the Coast Guard uses registered length rather than length overall.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner

Vessel Type

GT Ft. Built Disposition

Built by Stephens Brothers Boatbuilders

288   Two Bitts Shima, George Launch   20 1902-1908  
289   Shima Maru Shima, George Launch   50 1902-1908 Burnt
290   No name Guernsey, F. A.  Launch   30 1902-1908  
291   Lucy Russell. D. C.  Launch   22 1902-1908  
292   Cadet Todman, Harry Launch   22 1902-1908  
293   No name Samson Iron Works Launch   36 1902-1908  
294   S. F. Long Long, Sam Launch   40 1902-1908  
295   Wedge Empire Navigation Launch   36 1902-1908  
296   No name Wolf & Son Launch   28 1902-1908  
297   No name Fry, J. S.  Launch   18 1902-1908 Six boats
298   No name  Perry, Walter A. Launch     1902-1908  
299   Queen Hedd Reach Gun Club Launch   50 1902-1908  
300   T. J. H.  Hammond, T. J.  Launch   26 1902-1908  
301   Gee Whiz Westbay, W. W.  Launch   36 1902-1908  
302   Dorothy   Yacht   33 1902-1908  
303 206449 Neita Colberg Motor Works Passenger 13 43 1909 Later Eleanor C
304   No name Rindge Land Runabout   36 1909  
305   No name Mosher Brothers Launch   46 1910  
306   No name Empire Navigation Runabout   28 1910  
307   No name Island Transportation Tug Boat   50 1911  
308   No name Colberg, William Launch   56 1911  
309   No name Hobbs Parsons Runabout   28 1911  
310   No name Duncan Campbell Co Runabout   28 1911  
311   No name Locke, George Runabout   28 1911  
312   No name Shima, George Runabout   28 1911  
313   No name Maine Prairie Land Runabout   30 1911  
314   No name Sierra San Fran Power Runabout   30 1911  
315   No name J. K. Armsby Co Runabout   28 1911  
316   No name Erlanger, Jonas Runabout   28 1911  
317   Fred F. Lambourn Lambourn, Fred Runabout   28 1911  
318   Hattie Belle Fallas, Fred Runabout   28 1912  
319   Wright-O-Way Wright, W. Q. Runabout   28 1912  
320   No name Yasui, T.  Fishing Boat   24 1912  
321   No name Walters, Benjamin Runabout   28 1912  
322   Anteros Colberg, William Launch   64 1912  
323 209633 Alamo Colberg, William Launch 14 52 1912  
324   No name Rindge Land Launch   40 1912  
325   No name Zuckerman, Weyl Runabout   25 1912  
326   No name Zuckerman, Weyl Runabout   21 1912  
327   No name Shima, George Towboat   54 1912  
328   Hyak Graves, R. C.  Runabout   25 1912  
329   No name Lawrence, George Houseboat   36 1912  
330   No name Hays, H. W.  Runabout   28 1913  
331   No name Anderson, Perry Runabout   28 1913  
332   Rover Martens & Blumenberg Runabout   28 1913  
333   No name Hunt Hatch Company Runabout   28 1913  
334   No name McCormack, Dan  Runabout   28 1913  
335   Florence Shima, George Runabout   28 1913  
336   Scout Standard Oil Co Runabout   28 1913  
337   Caille Perfection Harada & Fukeda Launch   20 1913  
338   No name Dixon, R. M. Freighter   64 1913  
339   No name Island Transportation Towboat   49 1913  
340   No name Samson Iron Works Tug Boat   46 1913  
341   No name McCormack, Thomas Runabout   28 1913  
342   No name Cal Delta Farms Rowboat   21 1913  
343   No name Oro Light & Power Rowboat   6 1913  
344   No name Island Transportation Tug Boat   49 1913  
345   No name Wolf & Son Runabout   28 1913  
346   Delta Wright, W. Q. Tug Boat   46 1913  
347   Julia Mastin Cook, Peter Runabout   36 1914  
348   Rambler Martens & Blumenberg Runabout   25 1914  
349   D. H. 1 Dunbar Hansen Co Runabout   23 1914  
350   Traveller Martens & Blumenberg Runabout   28 1914  
351   Phil Storie Storie, Phil Runabout   23 1914  
352   No name Sutter Basin Company Runabout   28 1914  
353   No name Hobbs Parsons Co Runabout   28 1914  
354   No name Wright, W. Q. Tug Boat   42 1914  
355   Piwason Smith, Captain A. T.  Freighter     1915  
356   No name Cal Vegetable Union Runabout   29 1915  
357   Larzelere Sweeney Larzelere Sweeney Co Runabout   23 1915  
358   Alice L Locke, William Runabout     1915  
359   Florence M  Morse, E. E. Runabout   25 1915  
360   Smouse Rindge, F. H.  Runabout     1915  
361   Skipjack California Delta Farms Runabout     1915  
362   Sea Urchin Stephens Brothers Cruiser   44 1915  
363 213531 William C Colberg, William Launch 14 52 1915  
364   No name Island Transportation Towboat   49 1915  
365   Island Scout Island Transportation Runabout   29 1915  
366   George Webster 3 Webster, George A.  Runabout   22 1915  
367   Alvira Mr. Gianni Runabout     1916  
368   No name Akita, K.  Runabout   18 1916  
369   A. Kasviner Kasviner, A.  Runabout   24 1916  
370   Julia Mast Cook Jr., Peter Runabout   19 1916  
371   No name Rindge, F. H.  Houseboat   36 1916  
372   No name  Davidson, J. W.  Rowboat   16 1916  
373   No name Rindge, F. H.  Houseboat   22 1916  
374   No name Cooper Company Hull   25 1916  
375   No name Pacific Gas & Elec Co. Runabout   30 1916  
376   Courier Rapid River Transit Runabout     1916  
377   No name Rapid River Transit Runabout   29 1916  
378   No name Island Transportation Tug Boat   50 1916  
379   No name  San Joaquin County Houseboat   38 1916  
380   C. D. F.  California Delta Farms Runabout   24 1916  
381   C. M. B. Colberg, William Runabout   25 1916  
382 262798 Stockton Colberg, William Launch 58 58 1916  
383   F. H. R. 2 Rindge, F. H.  Runabout   28 1916  
384   George Webster 3 Wesbster, George A.  Runabout   24 1916  
385   Thomas McCormach McCormach, Thomas Runabout     1917  
386   Enco California Delta Farms Runabout     1917  
387   No name Inukai, K.  Runabout   19 1917  
388   No name Indiana Gold Dredging Rowboat   16 1917  
389   No name Stockton Country Club Rowboat   12 1917  
390   No name- 6 boats Powers & Pierson Rowboat   16 1917  
391   No name Pacific Gas & Electric Rowboat   16 1917  
392   No name Kelly & Rhodes  Runabout   24 1917  
393   Edruth Lynch, Ed Runabout   24 1917  
394   No name Larzelere Sweeney Co Runabout   21 1917  
395   No name Ennis Brown Company Runabout   24 1917  
396   Valley Brew El Dorado Brewing Freighter   64 1917  
397   Wilhemina Nichols Transportation Freighter   86 1917  
398   Julia Mastin 2 Cook, Peter Runabout   24 1917  
399   C. V. U. 4 California Veg. Union Runabout   24 1917  
400   No name Pacific Sugar Tug   32 1917  
401   S. J. 4 San Joaquin Produce Runabout   24 1917  
402   Dunbar Hansen 2 Dunbar Hansen Co Runabout   24 1917  
403   W. A. Perry Perry, Walter A. Runabout   32 1917  
404   No name Am. Gold Dredging  Scow     1917  
405   Vehmeyer 2 Vehmeyer, R. H.  Tug   42 1917  
406   No name Wright, W. Q. Tug   46 1917  
407   Yolo Wright, W. Q. Freighter   64 1917  
408   No name Colberg, William Runabout   29 1917  
409   Dolphin Fletcher, J. T. Freighter   65 1917  
410 215695 Joaquin Colberg, William Runabout 18 54 1917  
411   Simoni & Pera Simoni & Pera Runabout     1917  
412   No name Amalgamated Sugar Tug   46 1917  
? 215440 Western Navigator Tony W Tong Tug 26 52 1917 Active
413   Delta 5 Walters, Benjamin Freighter   64 1918  
414   Delta 5 Walters, Benjamin Freighter   64 1918  
415   Delta 2 Walters, Benjamin Freighter   64 1918  
416   Delta 2 Walters, Benjamin Freighter   64 1918  
417   Delta 1 Walters, Benjamin Freighter   64 1918  
418   Delta 1 Walters, Benjamin Freighter   64 1918  
419 ? 216851 Delaware Raevel Herron Fishing Vessel 11 42 1918 Active
420   No name Anderson, August Rowboat   14 1919  
421   No name Western States G. & E. Rowboat   16 1919  
422   No name Union Island Scow   16 1919  
423   No name Tinsley, Walter Fishing Boat   18 1919  
424   No name Guermsey, Frank Pontoon     1919  
425   No name Playground Comm. Rowboat   14 1919 8 boats
426   No name Salter, Nelson Rowboat   14 1919  
427   No name Plummer, W. A. Rowboat   14 1919  
428   No name Lindley, Albert Rowboat   14 1919  
429   No name Gilmore, Dan Rowboat/sail   16 1919  
430   No name East Side Canal Co. Rowboat   12 1919  
431   No name Donner Lake Company Rowboat   14 1919 16 boats
432   No name Plasse Bros., Silver Lake Rowboat   14 1919 1 or 2 boats
433   Jessie F. E. Both Company Launch   50 1919  
434   Sonora Pollard Launch   64 1919  
435   Survey Wright, W. Q. Runabout   40 1919  
436   Manzanita Watson, W. T. Runabout   25 1919  
437   Betty Shima, George Runabout   30 1919  
438   Monarch Wright, A. H. & G. S. Freighter   64 1919  
439   Dunbar-Hansen 3 Dunbar Hansen Co Runabout   29 1931  
440   Lucille Empire Farms, Inc.  Runabout   33 1919  
441   Louise Staten Island Land Co Runabout   25 1919 Burnt
442   Louise Staten Island Land Co Runabout   25 1920  
443   Grace Goodlin & Allen Bros Runabout   29 1919  
444   No name Dunbar Hansen Co Runabout   29 1919  
445   No name Ishimaru, S. Runabout   25 1920  
446   No name Ito, T. Scow   34 1920  
447   No name Wolfinger Bros. Scow   32 1920  
448   Nancy Ann Levy Zentner Company Runabout   29 1920  
449   No name Hobbs Parsons Co Runabout   25 1920  
450   No name Dunbar Hansen Co Runabout   29 1920  
451   No name Boyle Company Runabout   29 1920  
452   No name Chinese American Co. Runabout   29 1920  
453   No name W. D. Garlington Co Runabout   29 1920  
454   No name Cochrane Brokerage Co Runabout   25 1920  
455   Boyden-Horrell Higgins & Higgins Runabout   25 1920  
456                
457   No name Ennis Brown Company Runabout   29 1921 Burnt
458   No name Gregg, W. H.  Tug Boat   55 1921 Burnt
459   Minerva Imperial Irrigation Runabout   25 1922  
460   Foppiano Solari Foppiano & Solari Runabout   29 1921  
461   Alert Ito, T.  Runabout   34 1921 Burnt
462   Larzelere Sweeney 3 Larzelere Sweeney Co Runabout   29 1921  
463   Florence Shima, George Runabout   32 1921 Burnt
464   Wailana Goodale, Dr. R. H.  Hull   40 1922  
465   No name Hunter, Walter Sailboat     1922  
466   No name-2 boats Playground Comm. Rowboat   14 1922  
467   No name Stephens Brothers Barge   20 1922  
468   No name Foppiano & Solari Barge   28 1922  
469   Oski No.1 California, University of Runabout   25 1922  
470   Patrol San Joaquin Company Runabout   34 1922  
471   No name Swain, Clarkson Rowboat   11 1923  
472   No name Moreing Brothers Fishing Boat     1923  
473   No name Harris, E. F.  Fishing Boat     1923  
474   No name Webster, P. Rowboat   14 1923  
475   No name Swan, C. D.  Rowboat   14 1923  
476   No name Maxwell, W. L.  Rowboat   14 1923  
477   No name Stratton, Dr.  Rowboat   12 1923  
478   No name Kinnear Rowboat   14 1923  
479 223459 Four Winds Goodale, Dr. R. H.  Schooner 19 45 1923 Later Nirvana
480   F. H. R. 5 Rindge, F. H.  Runabout   25 1923  
481   No name Pacific Gas & Electric Runabout   30 1923  
482   Jean  Stockton Transportation Runabout   26 1923  
483   Alert Ito, T.  Runabout   25 1923  
484   No name Montgomery, Hugh E.  Rowboat   16 1924  
485   No name- 6 boats Playground Comm. Rowboat   14 1924  
486   No name Harrison, H. O.  Cruiser (hull)     1924  
487   No name Lindley, Albert Rowboat   14 1924  
488   No name Hammond, T. J. & Son Runabout   26 1924  
489   No name Seymour, W. H.  Runabout   26 1924  
490   No name Perry, Walter A. Runabout   26 1924  
491   No name Lawrence, George Barge   20 1924  
492   CDF 3754 California Delta Farms Runabout   26 1924  
493   Mermaid Porter, Roy Cruiser   32 1925  
494   Oski No.3 University of California  Launch   30 1924  
495   No name Johnson, Dr. L. R. Rowboat   14 1924  
496   No name McGaven, Mrs. Helen Rowboat   14 1925  
497   No name Honett, A. J. Rowboat   14 1925  
498   No name Holt, Pliney Rowboat   14 1925  
499   No name Hansley, C. W. Rowboat   14 1925  
500   No name-2 boats U.S. Engineering Office Rowboat   14 1925  
501   Demonstrator Oakley Jr., Bert Runabout   26 1924  
502   Nancy III Struer, Leo B.  Runabout   26 1925  
503   Hobbs-Parsons Hobbs Parsons Co Runabout   26 1925  
504   Miss Priscilla Phillippine Refining Runabout   26 1925  
505   Carrie A Axelson, C. F. Runabout   26 1925  
506   Marjorie Lake Tahoe Company Runabout   26 1925  
507   Florence M II Morse, E. E. Runabout   26 1925  
508   Graceta Steele, H. G.  Cruiser   36 1925  
509   AMCO Axelson, D. F. Cruiser   45 1925 Burnt
510 228473 Theobeth Haase, A.  Cruiser 21 47 1925 Later Arenisco
511   Marju Axelson, J. C. Cruiser   45 1926  
512   Miss Betty Kyle, S. C. Cruiser   45 1925  
513   Quick Starting Shell Oil Company Runabout   26 1926  
514   Flolyle Renney, L. E.  Cruiser   39 1926  
515   Gerry N Costigan, A. B.  Cruiser   40 1926  
516   Knockabout Axelson, J. C. Launch   18 1926  
517   Hackabout Axelson, D. F. Launch   18 1926  
518   Amaya/Amayo Axelson, D. F. Cruiser   47 1926  
519   No name Pacific Gas & Electric Barge   20 1926  
520   Skeeter Gale, Maurice Cruiser   47 1926  
521   Rowena T Test, E. A. Cruiser   47 1926  
522   Blanche G Grant, Spencer Runabout   26 1926  
523   Helen M Platt, Samuel Runabout   26 1926  
524   Kanigo Townsend, Charles W.  Runabout   26 1926  
? 232518 Stardust John R Barrett Recreational 21 43 1926 Active
525   No name Winters, L. Ardina Runabout   26 1927  
526   Sea Flower III Effie, Michael Cruiser   40 1927  
527   Mabi    Judge, Elliott Cruiser   40 1927  
528   Dash Chichester, O. F. Cruiser   40 1927  
529   Balboa Hueter, Oscar M. Cruiser   40 1927  
530   Miss Nantucket Athearn, F. G.  Cruiser   40 1928  
531   Mary J II Thompson, R. H. Cruiser   40 1928  
532   Hunter Fish and Game Comm. Runabout   26 1926  
533   Latone Kellum, Medford Runabout   26 1927  
534   Josephine Harper, Horatio Runabout   26 1926  
535   Disturber McMillan, Eaton Runabout   26 1927  
536   H. H. Wadsworth U. S. Engineers Runabout   26 1927  
537