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
*Current Status: On the water!