Karen (#134) and Josephine (#131) were donated to CSULB by Cornelius Shields himself, in 1967. The boats became the foundation for Shields Fleet 20.
Before and after her restoration in 2006, Karen has been the workhorse of the fleet, making the CSULBSA’s Spring Break voyage to Catalina every year it’s taken place.
Her sister ship Josephine was trailered in the club’s shipyard since 2007, but with Josey’s restoration nearly complete, the club’s two original Shields will be back together on the water as early as June 2015.
More on Karen
Hull Number: 134
Built: 1967, by Chris Craft Corporation
Acquired: 1967, from Cornelius Shields
*Current Status: On the water!