Stephanie is nearly 100 years old.
She is one of the oldest vessels to
commercial drag fish in the United
The F/V Stephanie, originally
built in 1917 by Vittoria Ceuti at the
Genoa Boat Building Company in San
Francisco, started her career as the SF
International No. 3 as part of the
International Fish Company's fleet.
Her original Fish and Game number
was 61, these numbers are now in the
She came to Humboldt Bay in 1941,
under the ownership of Tom Lazio and
was the first vessel to start the famous
Lazio Fish Company. Lazio renamed
the vessel Stephanie after his
The Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum along
with Captain Cody Hills and the City of
Eureka have joined in a venture to restore
the Stephanie for future generations to come.
This restoration has been ongoing since 2011,
with preliminary work performed in 2012
The City of Eureka has continued to offer a slip
at the Eureka Public Marina, the Humboldt
Bay Maritime Museum is raising monies and
materials and Captain Cody Hills is heading up
the labor aspect of the project.