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Stephens Marine, Stockton CA

(formerly Stephens Brothers Boatbuilders)

Most recent update: October 14, 2011.


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 the Coast Guard data base, 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 about 70 boats - the ones with ? in the hull # and/or the disposition column - which are in the Coast Guard database under another name: I have linked them to the entries in the Haggin list according to their year of build and their length, but there are bound to have been some mistakes in this process.  All very confusing.  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 # Original Name Original Owner

Vessel Type

GT Length 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-6 boats Fry, J. S.  Launch   18 1902-1908  
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 Nieta Colberg Motor Works       1909  
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 Alamo Colberg, William Launch   56 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 McCormach, 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 William C Colberg, William Launch   56 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  
378 No name Island Transportation Tug Boat   56 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 Stockton Colberg, William Launch   56 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  
389 No name Stockton Country Club Rowboat   16 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 Joaquin Colberg, William Runabout     1917  
411 Simoni & Pera Simoni & Pera Runabout     1917  
412 No name Amalgamated Sugar Tug   46 1917  
? 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  
? 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- 8 boats Playground Comm. Rowboat   14 1919  
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-16 boats Donner Lake Company Rowboat   14 1919  
432 No name-2 boats Plasse Bros., Silver Lake Rowboat   14 1919  
432 No name-1 boat Plasse Bros., Silver Lake Rowboat   16 1919  
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  
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 Four Winds Goodale, Dr. R. H.  Schooner   50 1923  
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 Theobeth Haase, A.  Cruiser   45 1925  
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  
? 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 Pico Telfer, Thomas Runabout   26 1927  
538 Maybe Fleishhacker, Herbert Runabout   26 1927  
539 Helen H Vegetable Educ. of CA Runabout   26 1927  
540 Anna S Squires, F. E.  Runabout   26 1927  
541 Josh Shima, Togo Runabout   26 1928  
542 Ambassador Wilson, Dr. Gustave Cruiser 23 50 1928 Built for U.S. Ambassador to Italy, later Allegro, now Ambassador again
543 Tamalmar Goodale, Dr. R. H.  Aux Schooner   55 1927  
544 Waterwagon Morse, S. F. B. Aux Schooner   55 1927  
545 Sierra Kelham, George