Turner/Robertson Shipyard, 1883-1918

California State Historic Landmark 973

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#973 Turner/Robertson Shipyard
In 1882, Matthew Turner of San Francisco relocated his shipyard to Benicia. Turner, the most prodigious shipbuilder in North America, constructed 228 vessels, 169 of which were launched here in 1913. The shipyard was purchased by James Robertson, who operated it until 1918. The yard's ways, and the whaler Stamboul, used as a shipyard work platform, are visible at low tide.

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Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, foot of W 12th St off of W K St, Benicia.

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