Boatbuilders in Los Angeles Harbor

Fellows 32 with Elmer Peck, Joe Fellows and Rusty Fellows.

Photograph of water skier Elmer Peck on board the Fellows 32 with Joe Fellows and Rusty Fellows.

A current exhibit, Fellows & Stewart, Inc. – Boatbuilders in Los Angeles Harbor, is now on view at the Museum through December, 2014. It features the history in photographs of the people and vessels built at Fellows & Stewart.

The Fellows & Stewart, Inc. shipyard operated in Los Angeles Harbor for over 70 years. From its founding in 1896 until its closure in the late 1960s, the company designed, built, and repaired yachts, (both sail and power), workboats, and military vessels. The company’s founder, Joe Fellows, was a boat designer, while his business partner Victor Baldwin Stewart focused on marketing, advertising, and public relations. The combination of Joe Fellow’s design talent with Victor Stewart’s marketing savvy resulted in national recognition for the company.

See biographical notes on the founder of the firm, Joe Fellows, and his son, Rusty Fellows.

The archives of Fellows & Stewart, Inc. shipyard are a collection of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.