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Benicia in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Turner/Robertson Shipyard
1882 – 1918
 
Turner/Robertson Shipyard Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
1. Turner/Robertson Shipyard Marker
 
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1987 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Benicia, August 6, 1987. (Marker Number 973.)
 
Location. 38° 3.738′ N, 122° 10.755′ W. Marker is in Benicia, California, in Solano County. Click for map. Marker is located at the Matthew Turner Shipyard Park at the foot of West 12th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: West 12th Street, Benicia CA 94510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Commodore Jones Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Burlington Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of the First Protestant Church in California (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Benicia Seminary (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Masonic Hall Built in California (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fischer-Hanlon House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Founders of Benicia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Robert Semple (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Benicia.
 
Turner/Robertson Shipyard Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
2. Turner/Robertson Shipyard Marker
 

 
Regarding Turner/Robertson Shipyard. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.973 on June 18, 1987.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Articles of Solano County – Matthew Turner, Benicia’s Shipbuilder Extraordinaire. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Ship Building
 
Turner/Robertson Shipyard Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
3. Turner/Robertson Shipyard Marker
 
 
Artifact Display Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
4. Artifact Display
 
 
Artifact Display Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
5. Artifact Display
 
 
Artifact Display Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 20, 2009
6. Artifact Display
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,307 times since then. Last updated on May 21, 2010, by Kenneth M. Sanderson of Oakland, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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