Turner/Robertson Shipyard, 1883-1918
California State Historic Landmark 973
#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.
Nothing remains of this site.
Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, foot of W 12th St off of W K St, Benicia.
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