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 recently raised the money for her restoration in Summer 2014. The work began in October and in nearly complete. She’ll be back on the water as soon as June 2015.
More on Josephine
Hull Number: 131
Built: 1967, by Chris Craft Corporation
Acquired: 1967, from Cornelius Shields
*Current Status: Restoration nearly complete!