Biographical Notes from Maritime History


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Deep Sea Diver, Entrepreneur, Author

Deep Sea Diver, Entrepreneur, Author

February 26th, 2015

Torrance R. Parker is the founder of Parker Diving Service, Inc., the oldest continuously operating commercial diving company in California. From 1947 to 1985, Parker participated in all aspects of de[...]

Rusty Fellows, 1905-1962

Rusty Fellows, 1905-1962

April 30th, 2014

Richard Joseph Fellows, (Joe Fellows, Jr.)
Known as “Rusty”, Richard Fellows learned to sail and build boats as a boy. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering in 1929 as [...]

Joe Fellows, 1865-1942

Joe Fellows, 1865-1942

April 30th, 2014

 
Joseph “Joe” Fellows, Sr. was born in Barth, England in 1865. He and his family immigrated to the Midwest of the United States, and in the 1890s he learned the craft of boat building on large[...]

Fellows & Stewart, Inc., 1899-1967

Fellows & Stewart, Inc., 1899-1967

April 30th, 2014

 
The Fellows & Stewart shipyard operated in Los Angeles Harbor for over 70 years. From its founding in 1896 until its closure in 1967, the company designed, built, and repaired yachts, (both sa[...]