131 – Josephine

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Josephine’s last sail before restoration, 2007, with Karen on the right.

Josephine (#131) and Karen (#134) were donated to CSULB by Cornelius Shields himself, in 1967. The boats became the foundation for Shields Fleet 20.

Fast and smooth through the water in her younger days, Josephine was always a club favorite among skippers. But 40 years of sailing took their toll, and in 2007 she was removed from the water and moved to the club’s shipyard, where she’s awaited a complete hull restoration.

But finally, after 8 years of waiting, the club was able to collect the funds – with a big thanks to the funding and support of the CA State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways – and Josephine was able to begin her restoration in 2014. In 2016 her restoration was completed, and the CSULBSA now has both of the original boats back on the water.

More on Josephine
Hull Number: 131
Built: 1967, by Chris Craft Corporation
Acquired: 1967, from Cornelius Shields
Restored: 2014-16

*Current Status: On the water!

More on Fleet 20
Dark Horse   |   Isabelle   |   Josephine   |   Karen   |   Judy

One Comment on “131 – Josephine

  1. Karen and Josephine were the daughters of Brooks Maui who was the faculty of the sailing club. The shield’s were named for Brooks daughters.
    I am a former commodore of the CSULB sailing club (1975). I sailed both Josephine and Karen often and won several “Wet Wednesdays” races.. At the time it was said former commodores had lifetime Shield sailing privileges. I have not sailed the Shield’s since about 1980 since I live 250 miles north.

    Does anybody know what happened to Brooks Maui or his daughters?

    Harold Wright

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