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California Historical Landmarks in Solano County

California Historical Landmark 973
Turner/Robertson Shipyard Site
Foot of West 12th Street

California Historical Landmark #973: Turner/Robertson Shipyard Site
  California Historical Landmark #973: Turner/Robertson Shipyard Site
10 November 2004
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Turner/Robertson Shipyard
1882 - 1918

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.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 973

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the city of Benicia.

August 6, 1987

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