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Old 01-21-2015, 08:03 PM   #11
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City: California Delta
Country: Lodi
Vessel Name: St Jorge
Vessel Model: 1986 Ponderosa 47
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 19
My History
One of my 3rd grade class field trips was Stephens Bros. Boat works in Stockton Ca. almost 60 years ago, (oops I gave away my age). I was forever appreciate of wood. My twin 12 year old grands sons and I are building an Arch Davis Laughing Gull this winter. We also have a 16' Snipe with Pineapple sails which I'll introduce them to sailing for the first time this spring. My great Grandfather was a whaler from the Portuguese Azores Isl. I guess I inherited the love of boats and sea.
This Stephens boat was taken from the owner (small payment) by the US Government in 1942, totally painted Navy Grey and put into service on the west coast for patrol. I have the original 1931 bill of sale and all of the engine and maintenance records, and yes Haggin Museum is the holder of all Stephens Bros. nautical plans and artifacts.
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