#0973 Turner/Robertson Shipyard, 1883-1918


#0973 Turner/Robertson Shipyard, 1883-1918

Site information:

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

Nothing obvious remains of this site.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Turner/Robertson Shipyard
1882 – 1918

In 1882, Mathew 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.

Plaque placed by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Benicia, August 6, 1987.

Registered 6/18/1987