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. As each other Shields makes their way to the Shipyard for restoration or repairs, Karen is always on the water serving the CSULB community. Indeed, she’s made the CSULBSA’s Spring Break voyage to Catalina every year it’s taken place!
Her sister ship Josephine was trailered since 2007, but with Josephine’s restoration complete, the club’s two original Shields are back on the water again.
More on Karen
Hull Number: 134
Built: 1967, by Chris Craft Corporation
Acquired: 1967, from Cornelius Shields
*Current Status: On the water!