The Haggin Museum (Stephens Bros. Yachts)

Member Type: 

Honorary

Boat Name: 

Haggin Museum

Fleet: 

  • Northern California

The Haggin Museum was voted a CYA Honorary Member in January 2013.


"In recognition of its commitment to the preservation of historical records of the Stephens Brothers Boat Builders" reads the plaque to be presented to the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California. The CYA Board of Directors voted unanimously this past January to honor the museum that received the Stephens Brothers records in July of 1980. CYA Life Member Bob Hamilton, in a recent phone conversation, remembered talking with Dick Stephens about the possibility of saving the records for future generations. A deal was struck, and a museum was found that was willing to receive them. On a hot, humid, July day, the call came: "Come get this sh**!" Bob recalls, "By the end of the day, we had filled my 3/4 ton van with boat plans, papers, photos, and other archives, mainly of pre-war yachts, and delivered them to the Haggin Museum." The rest, they say, is history.

Welcome, and thank you, Haggin Museum, for maintaining and keeping these valuable records of Stephens Brothers boats alive for present owners and future generations of pleasure boating enthusiasts!