Warden Johnston

65-foot Launch

Built in 1944

Based at Lowrie Yacht Harbor, San Rafael

The Warden Johnston served as Alcatraz's shore boat for staff, families, and prisoners from 1945 to 1961. She was then owned by the Sea Scouts for 35 years, until Richard Sears purchased her and began an extensive renovation. As of early 2006, she is for sale at an asking price of $175,000 (contact warden@wardenjohnston.com).