The Jack Ehrhorn collection of Stone Boat Yard photographs, circa 1885-2005, bulk 1920-1975, (SAFR 23147, P05-081) is comprised
mainly of photographs of yachts under construction at the Stone Boat Yard and underway in the San Francisco Bay area during
the 1920s-1970s. The collection has been processed to the item level and is open for use.
Stone Boat Yard History: The Stone Boat Yard was a San Francisco Bay Area boat building company that was located in Alameda,
California, from 1971-2004. The business had three previous names, and has been in four other locations in the San Francisco
Bay Area since its establishment in San Francisco by W.I. Stone in 1853. It was run by three generations of Stones from 1853
until 1970 (W.I. Stone, W.F. Stone, and Lester Stone). It was one of the oldest and longest running businesses on the Pacific
Coast and its boats and designs were very influential in Pacific Coast maritime history. Each of these boat yards was often
referred to as "the Stone Boat Yard," "Stone Yard," or "Stone's Yard," (shortening their official name) even though only the
last iteration of the business (from 1971-2004) was officially called the Stone Boat Yard.
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