Warden Johnston

65-foot Launch

Built in 1944

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.

Warden Johnston Classic Motoryacht
Warden Johnston Classic Motoryacht | Photographer: Michael Slater / BoatingSF
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